The Goodness of God is Not Diminished by The Wickedness of Man

We’ve all been left speechless by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. There are no words. Only shock, grief and disbelief.

But right now, many are asking where the goodness of God is in all this. So, I want to encourage you who are wondering that very thing…and those of you who have already been asked that question…

The goodness of God is not diminished by the wickedness of man. Man’s wickedness only serves to remind us of how evil man’s heart can be apart from Christ and how much we desperately need God.

God is forever good…and forever God.

And one day, all wrongs will be made right, but for now, we cling to the reality of His unchanging character and pray for those whose hearts are shattered and whose lives have been turned upside down.

I’m adding a video I did for The M.O.M. Initiative and I’m also compiling a list of prayers and words of sympathy from my site in addition to those left at The M.O.M. Initiative.

So… PLEASE LEAVE A SHORT PRAYER OR WORDS OF SYMPATHY FOR THE FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES AT SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY and I will add those to the ones compiled at The M.O.M. Initiative and send them to the families.

If you can’t see the video, please click here.

We pause to honor those whose lives were taken far too soon!

The names and birth dates of the victims in alphabetical order are:

Charlotte Bacon (2/22/06), 6 years old, female

Daniel Barden (9/25/05), 7 years old, male

Rachel Davino (7/17/83), Staff member, 29 years old, female

Olivia Engel (7/18/06), 6 years old, female

Josephine Gay (12/11/05), 7 years old, female

Ana M. Marquez-Greene (4/4/06), 6 years old, female

Dylan Hockley (3/8/06), 6 years old, male

Dawn Hochsprung (6/28/65), Principal, 47 years old, female

Madeleine F. Hsu (7/10/06), 6 years old, female

Catherine V. Hubbard (6/8/06), 6 years old, female

Chase Kowalski (10/31/05), 7 years old, male

Nancy Lanza, 52 years old, female (mother of shooter Adam Lanza)

Jesse Lewis (6/30/06), 6 years old, male

James Mattioli (03/22/06), 6 years old, male

Grace McDonnell (11/4/05), 7 years old, female

Anne Marie Murphy (7/25/60), Staff member, 52 years old, female

Emilie Parker (05/12/06), 6 years old, female

Jack Pinto (05/05/06), 6 years old, male

Noah Pozner (11/20/06), 6 years old, male

Caroline Previdi (9/07/06), 6 years old, female

Jessica Rekos (5/10/06), 6 years old, female

Avielle Richman (11/17/06) 6 years old, female

Lauren Rousseau (June 1982), Staff member, 30 years old, female

Mary Sherlach (2/11/56), Staff member, 56 years old, female

Victoria Soto (11/04/85), Staff member, 27 years old, female

Benjamin Wheeler (09/12/06), 6 years old, male

Allison N. Wyatt (07/03/06), 6 years old, female

(I’ve linked up at The Better Mom and A Life in Balance today.)

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