I am completely and totally heartbroken over today's tragedy - this school shooting in CT.  I just keep thinking of those poor babies, how terrifying their last moments on earth must have been; about their families, left with Christmas presents under their tress and no one to open them; the family left of the shooter, knowing what that man did.  For the world, sitting around their televisions in fear of what will happen next.

I am thankful that in the darkness that fills our world right now, there is a light that shines so brightly. 

I am thankful for the peace that passes all understanding.  I don't understand the purpose, but I know, absolutely 100%, that there is a purpose.  We can't see the big picture, but God does and he has a plan.  His plan is bigger and better than anything we could ever come up with.  I know that my God is completely trustworthy.  And because of that, I can sleep tonight.  Not without sorrow, but without fear.  

And over all, I am thankful for the knowledge that this world, filled with darkness and pain, is only temporary.  In the grand scheme of things, this part of our lives is just a blink of an eye.  I am thankful that my eternity will be spent in a place without those things.

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.  Revelation 21:4 

No more death or sorrow or crying or pain - what a beautiful thing.  I can't wait.

Jesus, come quickly.  
We need you.  This world needs you.  Comfort us tonight.