Saturday, December 15, 2012

We Need Christmas More Than Ever

My heart is broken for the families in Connecticut. The fact that it happened so close to Christmas is doubly cruel. I keep thinking about the joy of anticipation that five- and six-year-olds feel as Christmas approaches and my heart hurts to imagine those happy children in that kindergarten classroom and the terror they must have experienced in those brief moments before their lives were so cruelly snatched. How I pray that legions of angels descended and that they were whisked to the Father's arms before they had a chance to suffer.

It seems unfathomable to think about Christmas, yet this is exactly why Jesus slipped into the world as a baby that night in Bethlehem 2000 years ago.

Tears are falling, hearts are breaking
How we need to hear from God
You've been promised, we've been waiting
Welcome Holy Child . . . .

Bring Your peace into our violence
Bid our hungry souls be filled
Word now breaking Heaven's silence
Welcome to our world . . . .

Just as the song speaks of that first advent, we cry out again today "You've been promised, we've been waiting. . . ."

Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!


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skoots1mom said...

my heart is heavy...what heartbreak they are sad.
praying their faith holds them fast as Christ holds their hearts thru this.

Life in a Small Town said...

This is such a beautiful song...definitely what we need now more than ever.