Loss of Potential, Loss of Innocence
In the wake of the lives that were lost in Newtown, Connecticut. America is really hurting right now. It has to be one of the worst news that we have ever heard as a nation since September 11th, 2001. As we watched on our T.V's and listen to the radio our hearts became weighted down with sorrow. Many of us were asking why? But we can't seem to find an answer to this tragedy.
It is incredibly difficult to know what entered into Adam Lanza mind before committing this heinous crime but one thing is clear the enemy was at work. Its extremely sad that so many people lost their lives, especially those precious little children.
The saddest thing about this tragedy is the loss of potential and the loss of innocence. For the little kids that were murdered by Adam Lanza they will never fulfill the potential for which they were created. These kids could have been Pastors, Lawyers, Doctors, Parents, Inventors.......but now the world will never know what they could have contributed to the universe. Just as aborted babies are stripped of there chance at life, so the kids at Sandy Hook Elementary School are forever stripped from the chance of fully experiencing life.
For the kids that were lucky enough to survive this vicious attack, their innocence is for ever lost. Many of these kids are so scared and they don't even know how to process death. It is so unfair to this young kids to be stripped of their innocence but this is the reality they must face. My prayer is that the Lord will guide the parents to know what to say to their children
In the midst of all the loss of potential and innocence, Isaiah 61:1-4 , is the best description that defines the proper role and response of the church in the aftermath of this tragedy.
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,a]"
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God,to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.