Monday, December 17, 2012


My heart and prayers go out to all effected by what happened in Sandy Hook, Ct on Friday.  It's so hard to think or feel what families must be going through.  I've heard people asked how God could allow this to happen. It's hard to understand, but God says to trust Him and not lean on our own understanding, but at times like this we all need comfort. As the preacher said yesterday in the morning service , "God was there".  Here is a poem that was posted on Facebook that says it all. Our hope and comfort comes from this same child, Jesus Christ our Lord!
Poem written by Cameo Smith, Mt.Wolf,Pa.
twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
...they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."



  1. What a sweet poem. Thank you for sharing, my dear friend.

    Hugs to you,

  2. Thank you for sharing these words and echoing my thoughts. Blessings to you and yours in this Holy Christmas season.


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