“I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to Him for that reason.” ~Elie Wiesel
I am still trying to put my thoughts together into some kind of order for tomorrow morning when I came across this post by a peer in ministry. Her quote of Elie Wiesel is where I am at today and I pray that it helps you.
This horrifying event has rocked me to my core. I work with a congregation that is across the street from an elementary school. I have helped in my daughter’s combined kindergarten and 1st grade class. I tutor a kindergartener and 1st grader for reading. Yesterday, I sat with the assistant principle of the school letting him know what had happened in CT that morning and that all faculty can call me anytime this weekend at my home.
In other words, I am deeply affected by this horrific event where pure evil expressed itself in flesh among us.
There are a couple of things that I will not do. I will NOT attempt to answer why. I will NOT hide behind phrases like “this is the end times” or “we left God so we are on our own.”
Oh people of God rise and commit yourselves to mourn with those who mourn, love those you meet and the ones in your keep, and place your hope in these words as they remain true:
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined.”
I WILL mourn. I WILL love. GOD WILL SHINE!