I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “why.” We would love to have you join us.
Why, oh Lord? These are the cries of our heart as 17 families lay their children to rest after yet another school shooting. In the midst of this tragedy, we cannot seem to find common ground. We argue over what was the cause of this incidence.
Why can’t we listen to one another?
Why do we let our views become echo chambers thinking we are right and the other is wrong?
Why, oh Lord, can’t we love one another?
Why can’t we speak the truth in love?
In the midst of this noise, I find myself lamenting; mourning, wanting so much more and so much better for the children of our future.
In the stillness, I say each of their names remembering that their lives were taken way too soon. Names that remind us that we need to listen and figure out a better way so no more families grieve their children way too young.
In our questions of why, I believe God hears every one and was with each of those children in their final moments.