Trying to get in the Christmas spirit has been difficult when our hearts are breaking over the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook, knowing that the parents and loved ones who lost a child or relative are hurting so much. I cannot begin to imagine what they are feeling or the void they will be experiencing this holiday season. I feel selfish when I start to get excited thinking about how much fun it will be to see my granddaughter's reaction when she opens her gifts this Christmas. The tears will not stop flowing.
These little children's lives were touched at such a young age by someone very special, "their teacher"! Do we really know what responsibiltiy we have when God calls us to teach? Sure, it is important to teach them their A-B-C's and 1-2-3's but what about love, peace, and kindness. I think the most important thing we should be teaching these little ones is about God's love and that He sent His only Son, "Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Saviour"! It is at such a time as this when I am humbled by God's grace and the sacrifice He made by sending His Son to save us from sin and darkness. Thank you, God, for the most precious gift of all! May this reminder bring us all some comfort and peace this Christmas!