We cry in agony as we hear the mother scream for her baby who is no more.
A senseless shooting.
So many innocent lives taken too soon.
We cry in anguish as we watch the news, another life, another home, another country destroyed.
A senseless invasion.
So many blameless lives violated and abused.
We cry in aggression as we listen to a story, a race, a city, devastated once again.
A senseless bloodshed.
So many harmless lives stolen and discarded.
Yet, what about those before?
What about last year?
What about last decade, last century, last generation?
This isn’t the first. It won’t be the last.
The truth never diminishes the value.
It only recognizes the void.
It only reveals the distraction.
It proves the distance from crisis to comfort.
It exposes the distance from tragedy to hope.
How quickly you forget.
Your days move forward.
But when do theirs?
How long will you remember?
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.Psalm 34:18
My flesh and my heart fail; butGod is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.Psalm 73:26