I Stand

No power of Hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand

These words from the song In Christ Alone by Natalie Grant resonated in me today at church.  I haven’t posted the last two days because after the tragedy in Connecticut, my happenings seem smaller and a lot less important.  And they are in the bigger picture.  The things I would have posted would have been self-centered and minuscule.

Friday will be a day we all remember as a nation.  A horrible thing that will forever linger over our heads.  Forever remind us that there is evil in this world.  It has shaken our foundation.  It brought to the forefront that we as parents, educators and neighbors have little control over the world we send our children into every single day.  How do we move on from here?  How do we let them go out that door tomorrow?

We do it knowing the people we entrust our children to love them as much as we do.  We do it knowing they will try just as hard as we would to protect them from such tragedies.  There are numerous stories emerging now talking about the heroes on Friday that saved the lives of many other innocent children.  Those stories give me hope, strength and a renewed belief that good will forever conquer evil.

And tonight, like the past two nights and many nights to come, I pray for the families of the victims lost.  I wish them peace and comfort.

comfort child hand rainbow



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