Armed4Battle Honors Sandy Hook’s Brave Students & Staff
Armed4Battle Remembers Our Deceased Students & Teachers
Armed4Battle Supports Sandy Hook’s New Beginning
Armed4Battle recalls that on December 14th, 2012 the world mourned with us over the loss of our many innocent students and staff who died at the hands of a crazed gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Most of the victims were very young and hadn’t even begun to live yet. It was such a gut-wrenching experience that will take years to recover from, if ever, for the many parents, relatives and friends who lost a loved one there.
We know it was a very senseless and barbaric act, just like all the previous school shootings. How sad that all these children and educators over the years have had to pay for a gunman’s failure to channel his anger in a positive way. In my estimation, this is a coward in the truest sense of the word. Rather than ask for help in dealing with their own personal demons, these killers have all opted to misdirect their rage on innocent children and adults who are no threat to them, especially since they know they won’t be equipped in such an environment.
It is my sincere hope that our politicians will get off their butts, get out of their glass houses, their plush cars, their cozy jobs, and their privileged oasis and actually do something about the school shooting crisis in America. How many more children and adults will have to die before something is done about this dilemma? It is difficult to believe that they will actually do something, since so many elected officials are out of touch with the real problems we have in the United States.
Many of them have been born with a silver spoon in their mouths. They can’t empathize with hurting people because they don’t live in reality. Their riches do not allow them to empathize with the weak, the impoverished, minorities, the destitute, the homeless, the uneducated, and the jobless. This tragedy doesn’t really affect them because they are separated from the rest of society. If they truly cared, they would have done something to protect our children decades ago. At the risk of generalizing, they talk a good talk, but they do very little to address real issues.
Sandy Hook Elementary School is a real life issue. All those caskets carrying horrified, defenseless children and educators speak volumes about the ineptness of our politicians to make changes to keep our schools safe. With all the money that has been wasted by these elected officials, how many lives could have been saved by placing trained, police snipers throughout our schools in America? These politicians will be held to a higher standard and will have to answer to God some day for how they have neglected the people who God entrusted to them.
There will be a Judgment Day, a Day of Reckoning, when these elected officials will have to give an account for how they chose to live in a superficial world, separate from the rest of society, and chose to not help the people all around them who will really turn out to be Jesus in disguise. Because they have neglected the hurting people around them, they will find that, in reality, they neglected the Lord and will pay for their transgressions for all of eternity, unless they choose to repent and begin to do what they have been called to do–protect the innocent!
In the meantime, we need to support these brave, children and educators who go back to school this Thursday. They will have to deal with the loss of precious children and adults who were their friends, mentors, and cheer leaders because of this tragic school shooting. They will have to look at the hollowness and sadness in one another’s eyes because they will be missing and longing to see those who didn’t make it on that fateful day of December 14th, 2012.
Armed4Battle salutes all of those brave survivors who have chosen to go back and face fear head-on so that they don’t have to be a victim to this demon forever. Armed4Battle mourns with the loved ones of the deceased because we know what it’s like to lose someone dearly loved. Fight on, dear friends, and know that there is a God in Heaven Who cares about you and holds all victims in the safety and security of His loving arms. It is now up to you to do something magnificent with your lives so these precious victims are not forgotten. Live a life of integrity and make them proud of you! And yes, some day we will have one big, happy reunion with them and with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, but not yet. Not yet, young, Armed4Battle warriors for you must fight on, for the battle has just begun.
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