Today is a day of reflection and quiet. I am sure many of us can remember where we were, what we were doing, and how utterly shocked we were upon what happened to our country. I read somewhere today that most of us are not sad because of the victims death, but because of the loss of innocence. I disagree. I didn’t know any of them, but my heart was so sad and shaken as I thought about their families and how their lives would be changed forever. I thought maybe I don’t know them personally, but I felt like I did and I prayed. I prayed because I would want prayer if it would me in their place. The thing is we don’t have to know them to take it personally. All you have to do is take one look at their faces and see they were just people like you and me with jobs, family, friends, and just doing their daily thing. Somehow in my heart, putting a face to a name makes it personal. So today while I didn’t know a one of them, their faces are etched in my heart and I lift a prayer up in honor of their bravery, courage, and love they had for their families. I pray for their families as they remember not just today, but everyday their loved ones not being there. What is so wrong with personal? Nothing in my book. I believe God asks us to get up and personal with all that cross our paths whether we know them or not. Their families may never know I prayed for them, but God will because He is a personal God. Imagine if He was not personal with us!!! That would be heart breaking to me!!! So say a prayer, take a moment of silence, and unite with those who need us to stand with them today. It matters!!!! I am ever thankful for the men and women today who fight for my freedom and who willingly give all as do their families. They sacrifice a lot so being a little personal is really not a small sacrifice for us. Besides God asks us to take care of those who need us.
In quiet love today,