Today is Monday and Life Goes On

December 18, 2012

Raw Food

Today life goes on for everyone.  I woke up, I laughed, I sat in Monday traffic, the weekend is over and children went back to school.  But I watched television and I cried about Connecticut… again.

Millions of families woke up on Friday morning and sent their kids to school.  And at least 18 families made the morning news and their children never came home.

I can not imagine that call, but if you have ever gotten that call you know how these families are feeling.  My sister got that call over 12 years ago, so subsequently I got a call.  My niece was 23 years old in a head on collision driving home from my brother’s wedding.

The children in Connecticut were in grade school.  We had 23 years with my beautiful, loving niece.  Those mothers had six short years.  Just a blink in time.

The Bible says in James 4:14, “life is but a vapor”

We are well into the Holidays, my favorite time of year.  But in Connecticut someone bought Christmas presents and put them under the tree for a child that is never coming home.

There have only been a few deaths of people I don’t know that have hurt me to the core.

  1.  Emmet Till, the 14 year old boy bludgeoned to death by a mob for whistling at a white woman in 1955.  That mother sent her son to the south for a visit and he never came home.
  2. Treyvone Martin. I cried tears for a 17 year old youth walking home with an iced tea and bag of candy in his hand, that died crying out for help.  The story hurts me so bad that tears slide down my face as I write about him now.
  3. 9/11.  When I worked for Nickelodeon, our show, took over a school in New Jersey.  It was October 2001, and I went to New York, smelled the smoke and walked the streets reading the “missing” posters.  A chain link fence lined with rows of flowers, left by the masses was put up around the perimeter several blocks away to keep out the droves of people.  I knew no one that was missing, not a single fireman, resident, or employee who went to work that fateful day, but I clung to the fence and cried like a child for people I don’t know.

However, to step in the shoes of the mothers who look at those presents already bought and wonder how they are expected to function this holiday.  These parents who have lost babies 6 years old, it is heart wrenching.

What of the principal and other staff?  A female staff member, mother of four, died trying to aid the children.  There are children without a parent this Holiday because of this senseless act of violence.

America, we have taken prayer out of the schools.  The debate still stirs to take “In God We Trust” off of our currency.  We have all but kicked God out of our Country.  If I talk about God at work I am frowned upon.  I say it anyway.  Praise God.

Lawlessness is the ruler of the day.  Immorality has run amuck,  When the Twin Towers fell billboards sprang up –

Pray for America

2 Chronicles 7:14 says, If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

We allow our children to fill theirs minds with violent movies, violent music and violent video games!

Is it any wonder we are producing, violent young adults?  We need God to heal our land, true, but we need God to heal our young people.  There are six year old angels that arrived in heaven last Friday, we don’t need to pray for them, we need to pray for their parents that are suffering the loss.

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