Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Day of Sorrow

The tragic school shooting in Connecticut has left me weeping, angry and questioning God.  It has also had me thinking on the goodness of God who willingly sacrificed his own perfect, unblemished Son for the sins of man.   So while my heart breaks for the innocents lost and the innocence lost, I can yet praise God for shining His light in our darkness.   Evil visits but God triumphs.  
Still I cry for those who hurt.

"The Angels Cried" - Alan Jackson with Alison Krauss

Isaiah 9:2-7
New International Version (NIV)
2 The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned.
3 You have enlarged the nation
    and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
    as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice
    when dividing the plunder.
4 For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,
    you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them,
    the bar across their shoulders,
    the rod of their oppressor.
5 Every warrior’s boot used in battle
    and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
    will be fuel for the fire.
6 For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.

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