A voice is heard in Ramah,
mourning and great weeping,
Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted because they are no more."
As we move toward a time that is supposed to be joyous, I cannot imagine the pain that the families in Connecticut are feeling right now. I pray that I never have to. Please pray for the families of these precious people; the parents who have lost their children, the husbands who have lost their wives, the grandparents who have lost their grandchildren.
I don’t have any good, soothing answers for what happened. Our world is broken and messed up. But what I can share with you is the hope that we have in Christ. The hope that Jesus is coming again, and that evil will be destroyed, pain and sadness and grief will end, and all things will be made new.
Lord God, we mourn as a nation and we mourn as individuals. We are deeply saddened. We are fearful. We are grieving for families we do not know. We are angry. But most of all, we are confused. Please Father, be with these families and give them a peace that passes understanding.
In Christ, Amen.