After grabbing a cup of coffee, I sat in my office, pulled a blanket over my lap, and turned on the TV. What I saw on the news took my breath away.
Chaos filled the streets near Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut—swat teams, police dogs, parents running with their children—reports of a shooter—multiple children dead—some adults killed.
My jaw dropped.
Then tears filled my eyes.
Who would do such a thing?
None of this made any sense.
I thought about the presents that would be left unopened under the Christmas trees. The parents. The absence of their children's laughter—gone—all in a flash, leaving gaping holes in the hearts of these families.
Then I heard the shooter had taken his own life. Anger reared in my soul. There would be no jail time for this murderer, no trial, no justice for these kids, which meant no kind of vindication for their parents.
My heart broke as I thought about how scared the children must have been, the looks of horror on their faces when this man gunned them down.
Why, God. Why?
Again, none of this made any sense.
But I've come to find that evil never does.
It never has.
And it never will.
Regardless, love will prevail.
It always has.
I pray that God comfort all who were touched by this terrible tragedy. No words can express how truly sorry I am for your loss.