My prayers will be for all who have been affected by this horrible tragedy. I have to share with you all, that I was truly sickened by the disturbing details....so much so - that I have quit watching the news now. What has happened to our sensibilities that this troublesome individual walked among all the promises of our future....and sought only destruction as a means to end his suffering. I am so heartsick about this event.......
My prayer and hope is this....that the Don Imus event stirred enough people to make them rise up and say ENOUGH....and my hope is that it goes beyond water cooler talk....and a new day comes SOON that we will follow in the trend and quit buying the CD's that are so derogatory....and put some momentum into this movement.
Now that we have been shaken and stirred to our cores over this latest tragedy, my hope and prayer will be that there is a healing that takes place in the hearts of our entire nation....that kindness, not judgement is what we all need more of. To not let these tragic deaths be for nought.....my prayer is for an uprising....no - a STORMSURGE of loving kindness that will help carry those who are too fragile to get up and stand for change.....IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP, STAND UP....FOR US ALL BE BE A PART OF A SOLUTION.....greater than our current circumstances. Remember there was a day when our nation rose up and said no more slavery....remember? Remember there was a day when women were not able to vote?....remember? And women vote now. We as a nation of freedom-loving people have the right, the responsibility to make a difference in the lives of those around us.....kindness, compassion, understanding......we can be certain that evil will always be present in this life....BUT BY GOD, IT WILL NOT HAVE A STRONG HOLD HERE....NOT IN MY HEART.....AND I WILL FOR AS LONG AS I LIVE WILL SPEAK ABOUT THE PROMISES OF HOPE, THE TRUTH OF LOVE....AND ABOUT A LOVE THAT KNOWS NO END....MY FATHER IN HEAVEN.....HE WALKS WITHIN EACH OF US AND WE HAVE THE POWER TO CALL HIS FAVOR INTO OUR LIVES EVERYDAY..... I CHOOSE LOVE, I CHOOSE HOPE, AND I CHOOSE GOD.
As you can tell, there has never been such a stirring in me as the past few days. I feel better now - I needed to share my heart about this. I also will ask that we pray that Virginia Tech will RISE UP and will become another place of reckoning for this world - that we need to say ENOUGH. Take back our campuses, our children and not let this miserable soul have the last word....I PRAY FOR GOD'S GRACE AND COMPLETE POWER TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO WILL FOREVER BE AFFECTED BY THIS....that God's love will surround them, nurture them, that they will learn that all those who will step forward to help them get back to the business of living - will be there when they are too scared, too worried to keep on keepin' on. I pray that God will send His army of angels to surround and keep them safe and far from harms way.
Thanks for letting me get this out....it's been brewing and I needed to share. Thank you.
Much love to you,
"I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." - unknown