We don’t expect such horrific violence on the innocent. Across denominational, political and racial lines, our kids’ safety is our priority. So when Death walks the halls of a school in Connecticut, we watch with horror, wondering if our kids’ school is the next target.
As the hours and days reveal details, we’ll learn more of the personified evil who pulled the trigger. We’ll see the funerals and memorials on our screens and hear stories of a brave teacher and a tragic sacrifice. We’ll ask questions of ourselves and even wonder how and why God could let this happen.
All in all, we won’t have all the answers. Tragedy is good at keeping secrets. The best that we can do is lean into our God who also walked those school halls, our God who kept some students safe, our God who stopped the shooter from taking all the lives in the classes and now, our God who wraps His arms around them which moves us to rehearse,
“Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” Psalm 23