Prayer Regarding Sandy Hook Elementary… by Max Lucado

Sandy Hook Children

 

Dear Jesus,

It’s a good thing you were born at night. This world sure seems dark. I have a good eye for silver linings. But they seem dimmer lately.

These killings, Lord.  These children, Lord.  Innocence violated.  Raw evil demonstrated. 

The whole world seems on edge. Trigger-happy. Ticked off. We hear threats of chemical weapons and nuclear bombs. Are we one button-push away from annihilation?

Your world seems a bit darker this Christmas.  But you were born in the dark, right? You came at night. The shepherds were night shift workers. The Wise Men followed a star. Your first cries were heard in the shadows. To see your face, Mary and Joseph needed a candle flame. It was dark. Dark with Herod’s jealousy. Dark with Roman oppression. Dark with poverty.  Dark with violence.

Herod went on a rampage, killing babies. Joseph took you and your mom into Egypt. You were an immigrant before you were a Nazarene.

Oh, Lord Jesus, you entered the dark world of your day. Won’t you enter ours? We are weary of bloodshed. We, like the wise men, are looking for a star. We, like the shepherds, are kneeling at a manger.

Vineyard CrossThis Christmas, we ask you, heal us, help us, be born anew in us.

Hopefully,

Your Children  sunset San Diego

3 thoughts on “Prayer Regarding Sandy Hook Elementary… by Max Lucado

  1. Thanks for sharing this prayer my Brother…as I was saying the words I know that I was joining in in prayer with Max Lucado as one in Christ Jesus. Together, Brother Williams

    Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:36:03 +0000 To: williamscl2@hotmail.com

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