Saturday, December 29, 2012

More children dead

I still can't get the tragedy in Newton CT
out of my mind or heart. 
The worst school shooting in US history -
28 people dead.

The love shown to the families and community 
have been beautiful.

I was in the grocery store a week after and at 9:30am 
they had a moment of silence. 
I cried. 
I cried for the children and teachers who were so scared.
I cried for families who have to live without their 
loved ones.
I cried for the killer.
I cried for the police officers who were first on the 
I cried for the community.

And then, 
my tears turned into the ugly cry. 
Yes, right there in the middle of the grocery store.

I cried for the children who don't make the news reports.
I cried for the child who just died in the past 90 seconds
from malnutrition.

I cried for the child in Africa who in the past 15 seconds
became an orphan from AIDS.

I cried for the child who was just stolen and forced
into prostitution.

I cried for the older child who in the past 2.2 seconds aged out -
and has no family and no home.

I cried for the little boy in Ethiopia who followed my brother
and I around the market selling his homemade toothbrushes.

I cried for the boy who came to our van begging
and telling us that his momma and dad had died.
I cried for the beautiful young lady we met 4 years ago
in China.

I cried for the boy who hurt Jorja so very badly.

I cried for the 5,760 children who became orphaned today.

I cried in thankfulness that my four of my babies will never have to
experience this pain again,
and two are one their way home.

I ask you -
are you crying for these children?
As you make your New Year Resolutions this year,
let's not worry about what size jeans we are wearing.
Instead, I challenge you to
pray -
pray and ask God,
what can you do to help HIS precious children. 

I believe that in each generation God has called 
enough men and women to evangelize all the yet unreached tribes of the earth.
 It is not God who does not call.
 It is man who will not respond!
- Isobel Kuhn, missionary to China and Thailand

(photos of these children are all waiting for families
be God's light to them.) 

1 comment:

Jill said...

I think your post is perfect and sums up what I have been thinking and sharing with others when the topic of Newton comes up. It is not to diminish what happened in Newton but to enlighten others about what happens everyday!


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