Diana with a new crop of students many years ago.
Forty years ago, it would have been difficult to imagine a wholesale slaughter of innocent people. Like a dust cloud in the distance, we could see the storm coming, and mistakenly thought that we had more time to prepare. Obviously, we have miscalculated.
Words will not heal this grievous wound, but God can. For those of us who believe, we know that those babies are being tenderly held by Angels, who are drying every tear. It is a small consolation to an entire community whose very core has been shaken by the evil that entered a grade school yesterday.
There is a statue across from the Memorial Site in Oklahoma City. Few words that can make a person understand the magnitude of how God feels about us.
Jesus Wept. (Says it all)
A simple statement that lets us know that all of God's Creation is important to Him.
Like any parent, we want our children to have the very best that life can offer. God gave His Only Begotten Son. The most precious gift that you can ever imagine.
For all the good that comes from the Love of God, it is the forces of Evil who desires to take away our peace and security. We simply cannot allow that. We cannot allow the darkness to invade our homes; schools, churches, and public places.
I believe that each of those children were carried in loving arms to Jesus. I also believe that their parents, if a choice was presented to them would rather that they carried them out of that school unharmed. Who wouldn't?
All of us who have lost a loved one would give just about anything to have the opportunity for one more hug or a kiss. I simply do not think that any words or knowledge can take away the raw pain that these parents are feeling right now.
Under the eyes of the nation and world, their grief will be witnessed. Allow them, their closed doors and private tears. Be there when they can finally find a moment to breathe. And most of all, Pray for them and this nation.
It is hard not to be fearful when so many things have happened to our very best of our future. Again, we have to look up in the midst of the storm and see God. It is His Light, that shines through the clouds and brings the rainbow to our skies after the rain.
Yesterday, we wept with the Angels. They came to take so many home and all of us wished it was not so.