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