For The Children Of Newtown – Sandy Hook Elementary School

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
October 23, 2015

Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

They were filled with such joy; they didn’t know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“This is heaven” declared a small boy. “We’re spending Christmas at God’s house”.

When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring,
Those children all flew into the arms of their King…

And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
One small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had,
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.

Then He looked down on earth, the world far below…
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe…
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!

“May this country be delivered from the hands of fools”
“I’m taking back this nation. I’m taking back the schools!
“Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“Come now my children let me show you around.

“Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran…
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
In the midst of this darkness, “I am still the Light.”

 by Cameo Smith
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9 comments
  1. One of the mothers that God has been taking care of now writes some beautiful reflections for Magnificat monthly devotional magazine. Her name is Jennifer Hubbard. Every time I read her writing I am reminded of how fragile we are, and that Christ is truly still the Light! Thank you for sharing this poem.

  2. asklotta said:

    Reblogged this on asklotta and commented:
    Filling my heart with hope this Friday…

  3. Somehow my eyes missed the title and I began to read the poem without a frame of reference. Didn’t take me long to realize the poet might be revisiting that horrible day three years ago, and reminding us that for the Sandy Hook children who lost their lives, euphoria soon replaced the hysteria. With tears in my eyes I read that last line: “I am still the Light!” Praise God for his comfort and hope! Thank you, Kenny, for sharing this encouraging piece.

  4. Whoa!!! Started weeping as I read!! What an inspiration and gift!!!! Been gone a couple months, had to get a new computer and finally got one now have to catch up with all my brother and sister bloggers in Christ whom I follow and at the top of your page today—wow! Praise God our Heavenly Father for the inspiration, the sensitivity and yet the ASSURANCE given in this wonderful poem!!!! I’ve been going around verifying which blogs are still active on my blogs list and wow! What a blessing! What a way to illustrate that scripture in Romans 8:
    29 ¶ For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
    30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
    31 ¶ What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
    32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
    33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
    34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
    35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
    37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
    38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
    39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    God bless you for sharing and Praise God for His gifts and callings and the empowering Holy Spirit who shares with all who love Him!!! Wow I truly have missed your site but am so glad to be back online!! Just so sorry that I’ve had to delete SEVERAL links to great sites that were, but our Heavenly Father knows. Still, the Body of Christ is alive and well and still growing and coming into the unity of the faith and of His Spirit!!!! Again, God bless you and yours so much!!

  5. ruthann1 said:

    How wonderful to have a deeply Christian look at this tragedy! I believe too that these children are all safe and joyous in his Radiant Presence. What would we do without our Lord who delivers and finally makes all things right?
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  6. dbp49 said:

    That’s very beautiful.

  7. StarGazed28 said:

    Yup……… kleenex…. i need kleenex

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