Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sandy Hook School Tragedy

Good morning,

I have cried so many tears over this school shooting. My heart hurts for the parents of these precious children that was taken from us so soon. I can't even imagine what the parents are going through, the depth of their pain.  I finally had to stop watching T.V. it just became to painful.

Yesterday I watched some of the dr. Phil show and the topic was about grieving. At the end of the show he shared a poem about the Sandy Hook tragedy. I had to stop and turn off the t.v. about half way through the poem, it was to painful to hear. You know how sometimes you can read something and it is hard, but you can handle it. Then you hear someone read it out loud and it effects you in a different way. This is what happened to me yesterday when Dr. Phil was reading the poem.

Later I went to his website and found the poem and printed it out. I thought I would share it with you. This is a beautiful poem and I hope it brings a little peace to some.

Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA



No comments:

Post a Comment