Sometimes it takes a tragedy to know what we know.
Thoughts on the Sandy Hook Elementary School slaughter.
“He has put eternity in their hearts . . . .” Ecclesiastes 3.11 b.
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to know what we know. In times like this, we don’t have to think. We know this was evil. We know life is precious. We know these children were robbed, and so were their loved ones. We know life held forth for them real opportunity for happiness and goodness. We know someone ought to right this wrong. We know we are powerless to do so. The whole reason we know these things is because we are made in God’s image and live in His world. Apart from that, we don’t know them. But we do know them. In these moments, amidst the stun and sadness, the truth peeks through. We need to take care to let it in.