At times like these, I am at a lost for words. The recent shootings in Newtown CT, has touched so many people in so many ways, and most of us just don’t know how to react. We want to know why, we want to ask the questions, how could this happen again? We want to have someone, something to blame. All in all we want to make sense of it. But more than making sense of it all, we need to allow our hearts and prayers to go out to those who have lost loved ones. It is not the time to make sense of it, because it makes no sense. We live in a world that wants to understand, but there are times we can’t. We may never know why, or how someone gets to this point. We may never know the motives of a heart that can do such a thing. But we can know how to love those who need our love, and more importantly how to pray for those who need our prayers. Making sense of it all won’t change anything. But praying may change a heart, and a nation.
2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
I’m not saying this event was cause by our wicked ways, I’m just saying that God’s people at times like these need to pray. Right now we don’t need to make sense of all of this, we need God to change the hearts of those who would ever consider such a thing. And we need God to heal the hearts of those who have suffered lost.