Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Mercy Of the Lord

The loss our country experienced last week has been on my mind every day, especially with my own children in school. Yesterday, as my son and daughter made their way out of the school doors I sent a prayer up to God, thanking Him for keeping them safe and protected one more day. As they left the house yesterday morning, I prayed again to Jesus, surrendering my children into His hands, and also asking that He safe guard them from the dangers that lurk around them. Keep them from evil!
This morning I opened my Bible to Isaiah 11 and read verses 6-11:

A wolf will romp with the lamb
the leopard sleep with the kid
Calf and lion will eat from the same trough
and a little child will tend them.
Cow and bear will graze the same pasture,
their calves an cubs grow up together, and the lion eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child will crawl over rattlesnake dens,
the toddler stick his hand down the hole of a serpent.
Neither animal nor human will hurt or kill on my holy mountain.
The whole earth will be brimming with knowing God-Alive, 
a living knowledge of God ocean-deep, ocean-wide.

This is the New Earth that I have to look forward to, the one where my children will be completely safe. They can go out in the morning, and I will know without a doubt that I will see them later. There will be no death! There will not be evil to harm them.
There is nothing that can be said about the horrific tragedy done in this school, except Lord, have mercy. Have mercy on the man with the gun. Have mercy on his family, on each child, on their families, and on our country. Lord, Say That Again, have mercy!

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