Monday, December 17, 2012

Thanks to Jesus

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Jesus promises that He will never leave us or forsake us.  I am so thankful for this.  My heart and my head cannot make sense of what happened on Friday in Newtown, CT.  Such evil is incomprehensible.  I have heard questions ranging from what happened in the killer's home all the way to how God would allow this.  I know without a doubt that I serve a loving God who doesn't have a shred of evil in Him.  He is love and cannot stop Himself from being crazy about His children.  Unfortunately, we live in a world where evil, at times, is glamorized.  Movies, TV shows, video games, and books make light of it and use it for entertainment purposes.  With that being said, I am not pointing fingers at any facet, I'm just stating facts.

My heart aches for those precious children, staff members, responders, and families.  Jesus loves little children and cares for them greatly.  I have to believe that He was right there with them during this senseless tragedy.  I have to believe He comforted them and made Himself visible to them during the shootings. 

I am a person who cannot help but love on people in times of need.  My instinct is to take someone in my arms and let them know they are not alone.  I wish I could be there to love on those hurting families.  I cannot.  However, I will pray for them numerous times throughout the coming days, weeks, months, and years. 

As my children left for school today, I hugged them each a little tighter.  I wish I could put them in a bubble and protect them from any and all evil.  As I was thinking upon this, I realized they are in a bubble.  They are in the bubble of Jesus.  That has to be enough for me.  I have to realize that my children are His and He loves them greatly and deeply.  As hard as it is to fathom, I have to know that whatever happens in their lives, they are forever bonded to their Lord and Savior. 

My love to all of you.  May you feel the comfort of Jesus as we mourn for the Newtown community.


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9 comments:

  1. great points, Marci. Maybe it's easy for me to say, because I still have my kids, bu... I believe they were gifted to me from God. They were his to begin with. He loves them even more than I do. So, I have to trust that he will care for them, in his way, when they are away from me.

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  2. Well said, Marci. Our hearts do ache for everyone involved and sometimes the only answer is that we live in a fallen world. All we can say is, Come, Lord Jesus, come.

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  3. Lovely post, so heartfelt. Our prayers are with that community and those families.

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  4. Oh lady, I was thinking how much I missed you and all your posts!! Glad to have you back :) Hope you got lots done! What a beautiful picture! I love that we have peace in the protection of the bubble of Jesus!! We can have faith in the hope and love of our Heavenly Father.

    Hope you are having a blessed Christmas and enjoying this time of family and celebration with the ones you love!

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  5. hugs Marci. glad you have found strength in your faith at this time.

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  6. :) Just sat down to write something very similar... BTW I fixed my blog so you can comment again... :)

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  7. How wonderful that we can cling to Jesus in such times as these. He is our hope. He never changes. He is our Rock.

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  8. How beautifully put Marci, that your children are in Jesus bubble... I pray across the USA and all over the world children going to school will be in the protection of Jesus bubble, just love that. It must be a terrible feeling sending your kids off to school in these circumstances.. My thoughts are with you and every American..

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  9. I love the idea of a Jesus bubble! It has been hard letting my kids go this week, but I have had to put them in Jesus' loving hands where I know they are safest. I can just imagine you hugging and comforting everyone who is suffering. You have such a heart for Jesus! :-)

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