Monday, December 17, 2012

praying for Newtown

I found this poem Sunday morning and just had to share it with you.  In memory of those who lost their lives on Friday I will not be posting on my blog tomorrow, as a blogger day of silence.  To find out more about that head here

 

twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy, "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their Savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she has
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the  midst of the darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA


There are so many stories of heroes from that horrid day, and I can't imagine all the pain everyone is going through.  Here are some of the stories I've read about and they touched my heart.

Names of those who passed away, with short stories about some, even the children.
Emilie Parker Fund
Help for victims of Sandy Hook
Ways to donate
If you crochet and want to donate

If you have found any links and would like to share them, please leave them in the comments.
#prayfornewtown

1 comment:

  1. That was such a beautiful poem and picture! It might just help some Moms and Dads (and others) in this time of grief. I got my day of silence post ready this morning. God bless!

    Tina - American mom raising 4 kids in South Africa
    http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com

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