My heart breaks for all who are touched by the particular horrors in Portland and Sandy Hook this week, but it aches most for the children who witnessed such tragedy first hand. Awful enough to hear about it...but for the children to live it, and feel powerless to change it, really seems more than we can expect children to bear.
My little boy, who thankfully was not present when his dad and I were shot, has been struggling lately with why God "let this happen to us." No "answer" I could possibly offer will soothe his aching heart. I can only attest to the fact that God was with me in my deepest despair, and I am confident of His great love for each of us. I am praying Luke will continue to have a tender heart that can receive the love and comfort that is his in Christ. I am praying this for all who are hurting today.
Such terrible things we humans can do to one another. Such terrible acts of violence that leave so many suffering loss beyond comprehension. It "feels" like the last word...but it is not.