Monday, December 17, 2012

Jesus Come Soon

There is Light in the dark~It's name is Jesus


Oh wow, I'm still speechless about what happened Friday. I still have no words, but it didn't seem right to carry on here without saying something. With tears in my eyes I dropped the kids off at school this morning. I spent my morning praying for God to protect them and other children around the country from the evil that is around every corner. It was hard watching them walk away.

My heart is heavy and I can't imagine how those parents and families are still putting one foot in front of the other.

And, I'm mad.

Mad at not only this young evil man with no conscience, but mad that God didn't stop him.


Why God?  how could you sit on your throne and let this happen?!


Romans 1:28-32 "28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them

Innocent lost. My mind can't wrap around it, and as angry as I am, I know God is still good and is in control. I know it. I believe it and feel it.

I know my faith and the faith of those parents is the only thing that will get them through this. Because whatever Satan means for evil, God will make good come out of it. Even this.


I know this world is evil and fallen and Satan is having his time right now. But still, those innocent babies, did they have to die? Evil showed up Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary and forced himself in.

Satan is attacking the young among us to divide the rest. He knows how precious our children are to us and in a low down attack he gets to us through them.

It makes my job as a parent even harder, but I am more determined than ever. I will not give up teaching my children what's right and what really matters in this world. I will work and pray and give my kids over to God, because no matter what happens, I trust Him.


And Jesus...he can't come soon enough. The babe whose birthday we celebrate next week. The man that willingly laid down his life so that we would no longer fear death, who promised he would return one day and put an end to Satan once and for all...come quickly, please.

He allows us to vent and rage, because I know He is angry too. He's mad at the way sin has turned His beautiful creation into something ugly and sin filled.

Jesus came so that we would not fear death. He IS bigger than this world and everything that happens in it.
And while I don't understand why some things happen, unfair cruel things, God said this world was going to be tough. Sometimes we understand just what He was talking about.

My momma heart is breaking, I've had to stop watching the news and take a step back from the social media sites. The tears come easily and it hurts to breathe when I think it could have been my own. What if it had been my own?!

I know your praying for those in Newtown CT as I am, but I also want to pray that we would unite. Lets not be ones that take place in pointing fingers and trying to explain why God did or didn't stop the massacre. There are things this side of Heaven we will never understand.


And the people that are blaming and pointing fingers are giving the devil even more satisfaction. He loves that we are fighting among ourselves and blaming each other for what happened. God's getting a bad rap for not preventing this horrific tragedy. But God is God, and He is in control. Who are we to question God?


Let's pray and NOT let the devil take any more from us than he already has. We are not defeated. He doesn't win. Let's pray...




These, say it better than I ever could::  God Can't Be Kept Out Rachel Held Evans

                                                        Where Is God When Bad Things Happen?  Ann Voskamp
                                                        
                                                        An Attempt To Put Words On The Heartbreak Emily Freeman

                       
                                                       Rick And Bubba Show~Preach it man!



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10 comments :

  1. I can empathize with you....my heart is grieving for these families. So senseless....

    When your heart is not full of Jesus, it is full of the devil. And we know what destruction the devil can do. This young man didn't know the God that we serve. I pray for the many people in our nation that is not choosing to serve God because we will see more and more of this. I am not happy about that....it makes me very sad.

    Praying with you for the people of Sandy Hook Elementary. And I too long to see Jesus!

    Take care,
    Nonny

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  2. Me too Nonny, our world gets darker each day..and it's scary. And an even scarier place to raise kids.

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  3. Wonderfully said, Alecia. Nonstop praying.

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  4. Hi Alecia, I'm a fellow Dream Teamer and just visiting with the others on the team. I came across a story in the New York Times by Maureen Dowd on the Why, God question. You might appreciate. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/dowd-why-god.html?ref=maureendowd&_r=0
    Blessings to you!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for the article, I'll check it out. Happy New Years!!

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  5. Hi Alecia,

    Just stopping by to say hello. Happy new year!

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer, I hope you have a Happy New Year as well!!

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