Dear Sweet Mamas,
I know you are hurting today. I won’t pretend I know how badly. I am a mom of three and the thought of not having my kids with me here on this earth scares and pains me and makes me feel short of breath. That that is a reality for you today, I am so, so sorry. I am grieved for you. I have shed tears for you and my heart breaks.
But I don’t feel what you feel. I have to ask God to feel that for you, because I know He does. I have to ask him when I pray for you, as I have been doing constantly over the last 20 hours, to wrap you in His arms and to breathe sweet words of comfort in your ears. He knows the pain of a murdered child. He knows the pain, as you do, of a child who was murdered for his faith.
Yesterday a 26-year-old man whose name I won’t give more fame to walked up to your child and said “Are you a Christian?” and your child said “Yes”.
Then he shot them in the head. He walked up to some other moms’ children and asked the same, and if they said “no” he still wounded them, but he let them live.
He killed nine of your children, Mamas. Do you know what that means? That means eight of your brave children saw one of their own take a bullet in the head for claiming Christ and they said yes anyway.
They said yes anyway. They said yes anyway. They said yes anyway.
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
Nine times yes.
Nine lives gone from this earth.
Nine loved ones immediately in the glorious presence of Christ.
I want my children here with me, and I know you want yours with you too.
But I will tell you that a YES and a life snuffed out for Christ is better than a NO and 100 years more on this earth without Him.
To LIVE is Christ, and to DIE is gain, and your children PROVED that yesterday. May we all look to them and BE STRENGTHENED.
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