11 Days of Christmas – A Poetic Tribute To The Students Of Sandy Hook Elementary

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 my nation. I’m taking back my 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.”

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http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2012/12/19/remembering-newtown-read-11-days-before-christmas-poem

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3 thoughts on “11 Days of Christmas – A Poetic Tribute To The Students Of Sandy Hook Elementary

  1. This is absolutely beautiful and very thoughtful! Like you and many of thousands the sorrow and hurt still is lingering. I am hoping that our prayers, thoughtfulness and kindness does help these families, just a little (I can’t imagine). Here in Conn. on December 24th, each home will be lighting a candle at 5 pm evening in each driveway to pay homage to the SHES angels and with the children of Newton we will be doing gingerbread houses. The task is to now work hard on letting Newtown know we care and it will not fade away and things have to change to protect our children. 🙂

    1. I could not agree more. Thank you for leaving your thoughts & letting us know what is going on. I will gladly spread the word about the candle lighting. I would love to see every house across America flickering with the flame of hope.

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