I, like most Americas this morning, am trying to wrap my brain around the unconscionable shooting spree yesterday in Connecticut. I am grieving for the parents and families as they struggle to deal with the immensity of this crime and their personal losses. I am seeking to express the depth of my anger, pain, and compassion for those involved.
I hurt for America too. What a sad day in our history that we kill our own parents and children. We have taken a wrong turn, away from God and family. I am crying out for mercy, and for our people to repent of their sins and receive the goodness of a good God. God have mercy on us. All of us need Him.
I hear the whys within the questions
I see the darkness within the night
I see the tears within the weeping
I hear the cries within the screams
I see the killer within the man
I see the man within the killer
I feel the emptiness in the needless loss
I see the suffering within the pain
And move in compassion.
I hear the questions within the inquiries
And wait for grace.
I see the unseen fists raised at God
And ask for mercy.
I see the war within the battle
And sacrifice praise.
I see the divisions within the dividing walls
And mend fences.
I see the light in the sun
And look beyond.
I see the sunrise within the sunset
And hope for tomorrow
I hear a trumpet blast upon the clouds
And rise and rise to be with Him.
©Bonnie Saul Wilks
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Beautiful sentiments for our heavy hearts! Thank you! Jeanie Kunerth
Bonnie, this is quite beautiful! I especially loved the last two lines…
It seems that people want notoriety even at the cost of lives, even their own. What have we done in our pursuit of fame, being known and seen.
Beautiful, Bonnie. Your words always hit their target.