Once again we are faced with senseless violence. I want to say something like this time it’s against the most innocent among us but that makes it sound like these small children deserved it less than the victims of other random acts of violence. That doesn’t sound right. None of them deserved it.
My tendency to over think things leads me to want to write about the larger picture, about the why and about what this means for the future. That would be wrong. Maybe later. Maybe after Christmas.
Right now instead of thinking and talking about the why, about what the future holds, about what to do, what laws to pass and what measures to take, we should be thinking about, and praying for, the parents who lost children, the children who witnessed this tragedy, the people of that town who have lost innocence and their sense of safety and security.
We need to pray that they will find a way to go on from this. There is no making sense of it. The only peace, the only strength, the only security they will ever find is in Jesus.


About Angus Lewis

My wife and I lived our whole lives in Arkansas until ten years ago. We moved to the Kansas City area in 2011 (a job change). That was the reason for the 'From a Far Country' title. Our children and grandchildren were in Arkansas. Six months ago we sold our house and bought one in Sherwood, Arkansas and my wife moved back down here. Two weeks ago I retired and moved back too. (I'm probably going to try to find something part time to keep me out of trouble.) So maybe the 'From a Far Country' title is not so much of a fit anymore. But I think I'll stick with it. I'm still not home. Not yet. The Bible says we are all strangers and pilgrims here. Our real home is with God and some day we'll be there. We'll be home.
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2 Responses to Connecticut

  1. wmatt17 says:

    Sad story indeed, but your comments are true all we have is prayer, and the best thing we have is prayer. Great post

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