What follows is a powerful analysis of how we should act and believe in light of the recent shootings.
When reading, my question came. What can a father do? Fathers are called to be living bibles in the lives of their children. I’ve seen some great fathers standing up in this that show how much they were involved and loving. They were active.
What can fathers do in our society as a whole? What power do we have? What would a revolution of father involvement do to create a different environment, not just in one place but in society as a whole? I’d like to see the difference. I intend to do more.
Thanks for the fathers that were involved with these children and are standing up to continue for their families. Pray for them to be strong and hold a ground of compassion and strength.
Angela Larson Fashimpaur
Okay, this is enough…I’ve recently seen several posts & viral pictures to the effect of “If only God/The Bible were still allowed in schools…” First of all, God is ever-present (Ps 46:1), it is not possible to ban Him from any location. Second, for those who are Christians and have received the Holy Spirit – He LIVES in YOU! This means that everywhere a Christian walks, he takes the very spirit of God with him (Galations 2:22, 1 John 4:12, John 14:23). Third, the bible has not been banned in the U.S. Teachers/school employees are not allowed lead students in prayer, proselytize their faith to students while at school, or use the bible for religious instruction, but both employees and students are absolutely permitted to be in possession of a bible at school. Furthermore, the bible in many states (I can’t speak for all of them) is recognized as a piece of literature and accepted in comparative religion and literary studies.
The purpose of this is not to debate, but to encourage those who question where God was yesterday at Sandy Hook Elementary School or whether He is present at your child’s school. God is present, He is alive, and He is victorious over death. Evil is present, awful things happen, God is still present and victorious. I cannot answer for you that guttural cry for “why.” I don’t know why God allowed this to happen, but I do know that the response He desires from us is to press into Him for comfort, cry out to Him for mercy, and count on Him for justice “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land,” (II Chronicles 7:14).
If we are concerned for God’s presence in our schools, let us gather together in prayer and invite His presence. Intercede for your schools, teach your children to pray, bring Christ to your schools with YOUR presence.