Lord, I'm tired
so tired from walking
and Lord, I'm so alone
and Lord, the dark is creeping in
creeping up to swallow me
I think I'll stop and rest here a while
I tucked in all of our kids tonight, while other families are grieving over empty beds and toys untouched.
didn't You see me crying?
and didn't You hear me call your name?
wasn't it You I gave my heart to?
I wish You'd remember
where You set it down
Sacra vim. Life is sacred. At age five, four, three, two, one, and infant...and before, too. Who are we to draw the line?
and this is all I can say right now
I know it's not much
and this is all that I can give...
that's my everything
We must create a culture where children are not disposable. Whether they are inconvenient or whether others are angry, their lives must be valued as sacred and untouchable.
Will we let this keep happening to our children, of any age? Or will we say, Enough! These children are precious, and their lives are not to be trifled with! Each one has a future and a destiny that is indispensible, irreplaceable, and necessary for the advancement of our country.
I didn't notice You were standing there
I didn't know that it was You holding me
I didn't notice You were crying, too
I didn't know that it was You washing my feet
- David Crowder, All I Can Say
We grieve and pray for those who are hurting harder than we are tonight. We are not politicizing the event. We do not make light of the tragedy. Rather, we see it for what it is and call upon Americans to realize the duplicity in mourning this while at the same time turning a blind, winking eye to daily slaughter.
If we expect our youngest students to be safe in classrooms, then we should protect our youngest children in the womb, where they were created to be most sheltered and safeguarded, not expendable.
Until the latter happens, the first is not possible.