There Is Hope In the World- Let Us Cling To It

Friends, I have been thinking about this terrible tragedy and how it is affecting all of us now.  When it happened, I swore that I would not get caught up in the inevitable political fallout.  There is not one of us who didn’t know that gun control would be the first thing on our president’s lips.  But the poor children and families and communities that have been completely devastated deserve all our attention and all our sympathy and all our prayers- not politics.  And yet, the day after the tragedy, all peaceful mourning was wiped away.  To know that a mentally ill young man got hold of his mother’s registered weapons and inexplicably killed these children & adults was bad- but I could wrap my mind around it and mourn.  I could just cry and grieve and pray.  At least I knew WHY I was grieving.  There was some peace in that- regardless of the politics coming down the road.

But then information began to trickle out that indicated the possibility of another shooter.  Perhaps two shooters.  And all peace was shattered.  Why?  Because a lone gunman means one thing.  More than one indicates something completely different.  And suddenly, we don’t know what we are grieving for.  Are we grieving for the act of a mentally ill man or are we grieving for the act of a corrupt government?  Again, all peace was shattered.

The worst part is this:  I don’t think we will ever get our hands on the truth, Friends.  And in the end, nothing has really changed, has it?  Before this terrible event, we knew that there are terribly evil people in our government.  People who have their fingers on terrific amounts of money and power.  They could care less about human life and would be willing to kill anyone if it furthered their purposes.    They control the press.  They controlled this election.  They are much bigger than us as individuals.  And they are pulling at the puppet strings.  We knew that.

That has not changed.  Even if we never get the true facts.  Our trust was violated long ago.

So, my suggestion is this:  go back to the true heart of this matter:  those children who were savagely murdered and their families.  Those teachers who were brutally assassinated as they went about the business of loving our kids.  They will be missed.  Their families have giant, ragged holes in their chests today.  Let us pray that God sends legions of angels to fill those holes with enough peace & hope that each affected person can see a future where their lives have meaning again.

Evil has struck.  No matter how you look at it.  No matter how it happened.  The only real question is how WE respond to it.  With more evil?  With hopelessness?  With bitterness?  With hate?  No.  Then the evil has rippled even further- to the delight of Satan.  Let us respond with what is GOOD in us- with love, compassion, humility and with our knees bent in supplication to our Lord, Jesus Christ.  That HE will bring justice to those who did this thing.

It is only a matter of time, my Friends.  We only live for one millisecond on this earth.  And then our time is done and we will all stand before our Maker.  Let God have his vengeance.  We will celebrate then.  Until then, do good.  It’s Christmas.  We need to remember that in the darkest days, our Lord was born.  He is coming again, Friends.  And I think it will be sooner rather than later.  There is HOPE in the world.  Let us cling to it.

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  1. loopyloo305 says:

    God bless you and Merry Christmas Susan, sorry I couldn’t read you newest post! Personally I think you are right to ban them when they make comments like that. I do myself. We don’t have to listen to filth, we don’t have to accept it in our homes and to many these are the same. Hope your New Year is filled with blessings my friend!

  2. JessicaHof says:

    Thank you for this, Susan – and for being here and being so brave. Have a great Christmas. Jess xx

  3. Loral Orow (@Idontknowitall) says:

    I also heard there were two other shooters being chased through the woods behind the school and right away my mind exploded with anxiety that too many people are being killed in a short time….I hate the thought that my government is involved but it does speak loudly right now. Like you, I pray for the survivors who will always feel that loss. I spend a lot of time enumerating my blessings and thanking my Creator. It brings me back to the peace I want. Thank you so much for writing this very encouraging article, filled with compassion and decency. Merry Christmas to you & your loved ones.

  4. Melody Webb says:

    I’m so glad to find someone who is honest about this countries condition and the real truth. I believed the same truth about what really happened in Conn. I am deeply troubled about loosing our freedoms one by one

  5. blebs says:

    We live where Evil is now reigning supreme. I think your assessment of the situation is spot on correct. I know I ask myself daily why I try to point out that there may have been more than one shooter, and like you, I get attacked for my positioning on the matter. I’m sorry, but short of Divine Intervention, I don’t see much hope for us as a nation any longer.

    • blebs says:

      Mark, the only illness ever mentioned that I know of was Asperger syndrome. There is an article in my local newspaper from a woman who teaches Autistic children and she says they are not aggressive to anyone but themselves. Not so sure about any of what we hear from the MSM.

  6. Michelle Therese says:

    Here’s a weird, creepy side-story that is directly connected to the Newtown shootings: The local Catholic parish, overseen by a certain Father Luke, has been targeted with vicious death threats to the point that his parish church had to be evacuated by SWAT during Sunday mass! And there’s more: the Priest has had to shut down all of his Internet accounts due to ID theft and other horrid harassment. What on EARTH is going on here?? And… has anyone heard about this as front page news in the mainstream media?? You can read about it here:

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/deaconsbench/2012/12/pray-for-this-priest/

  7. Cindy Parker says:

    Does anyone know if it’s been mentioned who the teacher was in the classroom where the 20 children were murdered?

    • Short Little Rebel says:

      No, Cindy. And you never will hear about it. It’s been over a month and not one question has been answered. Just the biggest over step of presidential power in American history. 23 executive orders! Think they only pertain to GUNS? Ha! No way, jay. They are so vague that they are tantamount to a complete takeover of our government and constitution.

  8. lenny harvey says:

    if it is true there,s nothing we can do about it , to do something like that there is more power than we can imagine .this is not the first time, the higher ups manipulated their cause,its hard to grasp that there was human life that was sacrifice for .we are at war with in ourselves

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