A pastor friend of mine sent me this poem that was written about the children who passed on to Heaven at Sandy Hook School on 12/14/12
Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate. their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. they were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say. they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day. “where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. “this is heaven.” declared a small boy. “we’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”when what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near. He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. then He opened His arms and He called them by name. and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring those children all flew into the arms of their King and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace, one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face. and as if He could read all the questions she had He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.” Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA
It seems to me that God has moved on the hearts of our country. Deep down, I’m sensing a ground swell of many realizing the importance of having an openness to God. I believe we’ve been brought to our knees through this senseless and tragic mass killing of children. God is calling America to say enough is enough. The crime, the deaths of children and others from guns, the disrespect for human’s created in God’s image, must receive all our concerted prayers, energies and attention to curtail it.