“For we do not know how to pray, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words.” (Rom8:26) #prayersfornewtown
What do we say about the events of Friday….
In one sense, words are not good enough to express our feelings about the tragedy in Newtown, CT. How do we as fellow human beings respond, how could we live our lives as if this doesn’t affect us? As the scripture above indicates, an act so horrific and debase renders us incapable of any sense of normal prayer. There are more questions than answers, and no easy way to insert God into the reality of what happened. But, the reality is that we have to continue living, even while the families’ of the victims have had their world stopped in a moment. And while this tragedy is not ours, we cannot feel anything but helpless. So, we pray, but most of all we take heart and we choose love and kindness over hate and fear. We are all given a choice, to go along with a culture that endures violence and fear OR we can choose the kingdom that has no end: where love wins every time.
There is a light It burns brighter than the sun He steals the night
And casts no shadow There is hope
Should oceans rise and mountains fall
He never fails So take heart Let His love lead us through the night Hold on to hope And take courage again
In death by love The fallen world was overcome He wears the scars of our freedom In His Name All our fears are swept away
He never fails All our troubles And all our tears
God our hope He has overcome
All our failure And all our fear God our love He has overcome All our heartache And all our pain God our healer He has overcome All our burdens And all our shame God our freedom He has overcome All our troubles And all our tears God our hope He has overcome All our failures And all our fear God our love He has overcome God our justice God our grace God our freedom He has overcome God our refuge, God our strength, God is with us
He has overcome