Gut wrenching sadness…


Again I feel I have been punched in the gut.

26 victims dead, 20 children (ages 6-7) and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Friday.

Again a tragedy of unspeakable imagination that I have no words for.

President Obama, wiping away tears over these events, quoted this scripture during his press conference:  “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147. He said it so quietly that I almost missed it.

As I listened to the news yesterday all I could envision was my daughter’s kindergarten class and I couldn’t stop crying. The parental empathy is hard to shake.

Again I pray.

Even in my prayers the words are hard to find. I find myself asking ‘why?’. Why again. Why is it the innocent that get hurt?

Again I pray for the loved ones left behind.


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