Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven–
Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance.
The right thing to do in response to this mornings tragedy in Newtown, CT is to grieve. Law enforcement agencies are doing the hard work of attributing motives, so that a reason can be determined for this horrific crime. But unless you are working on the case the best thing you can do is to grieve and pray. Grieve over the loss of life; especially of so many children. Pray for the parents, grandparents, extended family, and friends who will be dealing with this grief for the rest of their lives.
Eventually the news media will move on to other stories, and the horror in Newtown will blur into the background. The deep, penetrating pain of loss will not blur in the lives of those who knew these children and the brave adults who tried to protect them. It seems as though that’s the human way of dealing with unthinkable tragedy. Life must continue, so we compartmentalize and move on. None of us are immune to that.
What lessons can we learn from this horrific event? Some will say it is justification for gun control. Others will argue just the opposite. School security will be discussed by boards of education across the nation. The list of topics will be endless. But lost in all the dialog that will surely ensue is an even deeper tragedy. Americans are rightly horrified and outraged over what happened this morning in Newtown. My question is why they are not equally horrified and outraged at the state-sanctioned murder of over 1.8 million unborn babies each year in the United States. Since Roe v. Wade became the law of the land in 1973 over 55,000,000 unborn babies have been murdered with the blessing of the United States government. Chew on that number and see whether you can make sense of it. If your conscience does not seem to be moved over 55,000,000 murdered babies, perhaps I can tell you why that is. Evil has a way of desensitizing those around it. The murder of 20 children today is shocking; not only because it happened, but also because of the way it happened. But abortion is like a fine tuned manufacturing process. The grisly nature of its operations are sanitized under the term “reproductive services.” But no matter what you call it, abortion has violently murdered over 55,000,000 unborn babies in the United States of America.
Grieve over the murders in Newtown, CT? Yes. Grieve, weep, and pray. But don’t let your grief end there. Open your eyes to the even greater horror that takes place in abortion mills throughout our country.