Sunday, December 16, 2012

Newtown - Searching for Truth

Heavy sighs.

Tearful eyes.

Searching for words.

Longing for Truth.

My heart has hurt ever since I turned on the TV Friday and learned the extent of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

As a mom, I know the deep hurt of losing a child, albeit from very different circumstances. I'm certain all those families are walking around today in a heavy fog of grief. My heart hurts for them.

As a Christian, God's Word is the rock I run to when faced with evil and suffering and seemingly unanswerable questions. This morning, longing for some truth to cling to, I found an article written by John Piper -- first as a response to Columbine and later updated in response to September 11. The mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary is a tragedy of those proportions.

This is not a light reflection on the events. It's a collection of scripture references for Christians seeking to minister to others and seeking to think biblically when facing great evil . . . great tragedy. . . great loss. If your heart is longing for stability, truth and comfort in light of Friday's events, I urge you to take a look at John Piper's article, How Shall We Minister to People?

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