Words cannot adequately express the intensely devastating and tragic events that occurred in Connecticut today that has left friends, relatives, neighbors and countrymen, with a deep wound tonight.
As a parent, I am heartbroken for those who lost their little ones today, and thankful for the health and safety of my own.
As a man, I am angry that another man would inflict such pure evil upon others, especially children, stealing so many bright futures, shattering the innocence of even more left behind.
As a human, this cowardly act defies understanding, but as a Christian I must acknowledge that nothing less than evil was present in Newtown today, and that only God, who allows all men to commit acts of free-will, but is never more than a heart’s cry away to bring peace and comfort when those acts contradict His goodness.
As an American, I am troubled that the leader of our Nation would deviate from an otherwise honorable speech, even if ever so briefly, to say “we need to do something meaningful about guns in this country”, leaving millions upon millions of upstanding American citizens concerned about their firearms being more heavily controlled or confiscated, all because a cowardly madman committed a heinous act unthinkable to most. We as a Nation among nations need to do something meaningful about evil that breeds violence, or else even the butter knives best be locked away.
I ask you to join me in sincere and faithful prayers that God Almighty would help the community of Newtown find hope, peace and comfort in the coming days, and feel a touch from Him that transcends the outpouring of love we as a Nation now embrace them with.