I have had many thoughts race through my mind about the horrors of last Friday. The tragedy has basically been all some people have talked about.

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In my heart, the Lord has simply re-informed several truths that I wish to share:

* Safety truly is of the Lord. Even if mommas and daddies had been at that school, no one can stand in front of a bullet unscathed.  The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD. Proverbs 21:31 {But I am fully amenable to civilians having weapons at their disposal. Gun control, as my Granny says, is using two hands.}

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 untitled shoot-210-2-48*There is sin on every hand. We must be spreading the Gospel, and we must do it with an intensity of purpose. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:14

*Life is precious. ALL life. And if this were truly such a tragedy {which it IS} , then what would you call the millions of babies aborted in the past 50 years? And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.  But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Luke 18:15,16

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*Children are a gift from the Lord. {All children.} And we must love on them and teach and train them and pray and weep over them before the Almighty God. They are His. Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalms 127:3

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 *This very moment of my life is not guaranteed to finish ticking before I breathe my last breath and meet my Savior face to face. What am I doing to be ready for that? Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. -James 4:14

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*There is a time for weeping. Now is that time. There is a grieving process that must be finished. And no two people live this process the same. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance… Ecclesiastes 3:4

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 *But when the grief has subsided {and that may be a longer process than someone outside of the situation thinks necessary…}, the choice must be made between living a broken life or resolving to press on. There are no other options. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect:…but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth … I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14 [portions]

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Souls touched by this tragedy must be allowed to grieve. They need to be extended grace for a time of healing.

The rest of us need to be resolved to make each day matter for the Lord’s kingdom and create precious memories with our loved ones!

 

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