Usually, around this time of year we hear stories about miracles and brotherliness all around the world. People go out of their way to lend a helping hand, but a few days ago a horrible event took place in Pakistan.
The Taliban raided a military school and opened fire, killing 132 children from grades 1 through 10. Many of the children were civilians and all of them were completely innocent. One father commented that his 14 year old son left home in his uniform and returned in a coffin.
Once again, intolerant men were carrying out their perverted view of "justice."
While it is important to remember that this season is about love and thanksgiving, we cannot ignore the fact that children are dying, not just in Pakistan, but all over the world. As we rush into stores to buy presents for those we cherish, many others are suffering and grieving.
This year, we have to emphasize the true meaning of Christmas: a savior was born into an evil place to save us from the sin that enslaves us all, so that we could have hope for a perfect eternity.
Thank God that you are safe, comfortable, and warm.
Thank God that you are able to show your children, family, and friends how much you care about them.
Thank God that you are alive and well today.
There are not enough words to express my condolences.
My heart bleeds for those kids, and especially for theirs mothers and fathers.
No parent should ever suffer the loss of a little one; no one should ever know that pain.
'Tis the season to be grateful for the peace in your life in a world that is filled with despair.
Honor the 132 children who lost their lives by living like Jesus, and spreading the love to everyone you meet.