Tragedy and Heroism – Honoring the Fallen

597528_36207625Tragedy that strikes so close to the core is heartbreaking. The moment I heard of the school shooting last Friday I was slammed with an enormity of emotion.

For those of you who don’t know, I taught in an inner city public school for eleven years before becoming a writer and at home mom. This type of tragedy is every teacher, administrator, and parent’s worst fear.

Tragedy beyond words.

Tragedy beyond your next breath.

Tragedy transcending time.

These are the things heroes are made of in life.

The following clip focuses on some of the heroes of Sandy Hook Elementary School:

Never forgotten.

That is what I want to say today.

Never forgotten are those we lost and the pain of their families.

Never forgotten are the heroes who showed us once again what metal a soul is made of in the face of death.

Never forgotten the importance of cherishing each moment with those we love.

Ephesians 5:15-16 (NRSV)

15 Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise,

16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil.

In some translations they say “redeeming the time” because the days are evil. That means to rescue or recover our time from waste; to improve the use of our time for great and important purposes. 

We will never understand a tragedy like this. It isn’t going to make sense. All we can do is learn and remember so we may prevent it in the future.

Some encouraging songs in the face of loss:

What prayers or kind words do you want to share with the victims’ families of the Connecticut shooting? Please leave a comment here and post them on Facebook? Let’s show our love and support this day.

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About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

3 thoughts on “Tragedy and Heroism – Honoring the Fallen

  1. dtopliff says:

    Yes, totally unthinkable. I was blessed by teachers & school staff doing all they could including giving their own lives when necessary.

  2. What Adam did was devastating, horrific, and totally unfathomable. But I really dislike how the media is painting people with Asperger’s Syndrome as mental cases. If he had been a diabetic would they have mentioned that? I believe he had a serious personality disorder or mental illness that had nothing to do with Aspergers.

    Thanks for posting this sweet, sweet, article. You have such a huge heart, Michelle. I love that.
    Btw, I started a writerly newspaper and have added you to the Twitter blog roll so I’m hoping your posts will appear at there when you tweet. I’m not sure how it all works yet, but I’m learning.
    Here’s today’s link:
    http://bit.ly/SEilSP
    Michelle

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