When we first adventured into blogging, we dedicated our very first post to the families affected by the tragedy in Norway; a mass shooting of children at a summer camp. A total of 77 lives were claimed then.
This recent Connecticut shooting of children at a kindergarden, leaving 26 dead, brought back memories of this tragedy in Norway and the heaviness it brought upon our hearts then and now. As mothers, we can’t even begin to imagine what these parents and families are going through. I pray we never do! And, as a teacher, I am in awe of the amazing teachers at this school who put their own lives on the line to protect and save as many children as they could.
Today we don’t feel very wise with our words as we find ourselves somewhat speechless. We feel that we can only send our greatest sympathy to the parents, children, teachers and families affected by this recent tragedy. We pray that God brings them comfort in this time, and we look to scripture to find our own words and comfort during this time.
- Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none. Psalm 69:20
- “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18:16
- Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. Psalm 31:9
- My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Psalm 119:28