My heart incredibly breaks after knowing the news of the Connecticut massacre. Tweets are continually coming as well as sympathies and prayers.
But what saddens me more are the people arguing and questioning why God let these crimes happen or does really God exist. One of the articles from this incident caught my attention. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee pointed out that removing God from their schools is the one to blame. It was 50 years ago when US Supreme Court started to ban praying from public including schools. Students were forbidden to do what they and their predecessors had been doing since the founding of our nation – publicly calling upon the name of the Lord at the beginning of each school day.
“We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we’ve systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage because we’ve made it a place where we don’t want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability? That we’re not just going to have to be accountable to the police, if they catch us. But one day, we will stand before a Holy God in judgment. If we don’t believe that, then we don’t fear that.”
Arguing and proving that God does not exist will surely nor be a help neither a comfort to anyone involved in the tragedy. Not believing in Him isn’t also a permit to be rude and to be insensitive.
In all honesty in my heart, I know and I believe that God does exist. That there is a power greater than anyone else in this world. An open heart and an open mind are necessary for anyone who wants to believe.