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Saturday, December 15, 2012

SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT



The events that occurred yesterda in Newtown, Connecticut is an outrageous and unbelievable tragedy against God’s little angels and school staff I call heros.  Inasmuch as God reveals Himself to us in unique ways when He does, where we could only regard it as Divine intervention,  satan tries to upstage Him like he always does.  I say this because this little quaint New England town that is so picturesque, Americana and sleepy as sleepy could be satan run amok yesterday when the town experienced such horrifying tragedy in the highest of all levels.  This is the sort of place people relocate to when they want to escape the chaos of big city living and violence.  Who would have imagined that it could happen to them?

How in the world can one 20-year old child commit such heinous crime.  I often wonder what goes through these peoples’ minds to be able to do, or even think of committing such evil acts.  I will assume that the same goes through your minds. 

It is an interesting thing we ask why there is violence in our schools but God has been systematically removed from our schools, should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage because we’ve made it a place where we don’t want to talk about eternity or life?  What responsibility means? Accountability? Not just are we going to be accountable to the police if they catch us but one day we stand before a Holy God in judgment, if we don’t believe that then we don’t fear that and so when people ask, why did God let this happen?  God wasn’t armed, he didn’t go to the school, but God will be there in the form of people, with hugs, with therapy and a whole lot of ways in which He will be involved in the aftermath, maybe we ought to let him in on the front end so we wouldn’t have to call him to show up when it is all said and done and at the back end. 

My daughter Tara and I were discussing this, not to relive the events but to brainstorm about what the solution could be.  If God is not welcomed back in our schools, why not then create a humanitarian class?  Teach good values and morals and create a class in school from Kindergarten to Senior Year in High School.  Even if they were as basic as politeness, caring for others, or controlling their anger when situations arise.  Regardless of what solution there is, something’s got to be done.  Basic instruction starts at home, but considering the homes that some of these kids come from, the schools are their only hope.   

Until my next rant.... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!!

2 comments:

Anna Murfield said...

That makes perfect sense as to why these horrific acts happen inside our schools. If only God was allowed to even be mentioned maybe our children could find safety inside the school walls. I don't think God will ever be allowed back but I agree a humanitarian class would be very helpful for students. Something has to change they need to learn morals and the value of each other.

Anonymous said...

I see the need for what you are suggesting about a class that teaches children the values we used to hold in this country. Unfortunately, under the current school system adding a class would mean either cutting another subject or extending the school day both of which create other problems for districts that are mandated to raise test scores in math, reading and language arts with fewer dollars to do whats needed. There are no easy answers until we decide that educating our children is higher on the priority list than bombs and planes. Thank you for your thoughts and art work. God bless you and the people affected by this horrific tragedy.