A blog friend asked me:
maybe you could give us a prayer for little Christina, I for one would so greatly appreciate it.
I’m extremely humbled by that request.
I myself have nothing to offer that can make this loss any less painful, but I will share what I can from my thoughts and God’s word, then pray that the Holy Spirit provides comfort to everyone in this nation who is seeking comfort.
She was an amazingly talented and amazingly beautiful girl
Michelle Malkin wrote about all 6 innocent victims here.
Her mother spoke about her here:
Christina’s mother is a beautiful example of a woman living out this verse:
in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Even in the midst of unspeakable pain, she gives thanks for the time she had with her daughter. She is not cursing God, she is thanking Him.
I have no doubt that Christina is actually very happy right now with Jesus Christ and with her relatives in Heaven.
But we here on Earth mourn the loss of an amazing girl who no doubt would have grown up to be an amazing woman. We were robbed of her. And make no doubt about who robbed us of her…
God did not “call her home”. We were robbed by the thief.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Satan worked through Jared Loughner to steal Christina’s Earthly life, but he could not steal her eternal life. She is in Heaven.
My hope and prayer is that from this incredibly evil act, there is a seed of good that will blossom and grow into something powerfully good. I pray that just as with 9/11/2001, that once again people would turn back to God, and that many people would be saved as a result of her death.
And I pray that we would return to a proper understanding of the 1st amendment and allow the Bible back into public schools. Who knows if things might have been different if Jared had been taught the 10 commandments and the Golden Rule. I think it’s quite possible things would have been different if Jared had been taught “thou shall not kill” and “love your neighbor as yourself”.
And 60 years ago, a Democratic President seemed to agree:
The most important business in this Nation–or any other nation, for that matter-is raising and training children. If those children have the proper environment at home, and educationally, very, very few of them ever turn out wrong. I don’t think we put enough stress on the necessity of implanting in the child’s mind the moral code under which we live.
The fundamental basis of this Nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don’t think we emphasize that enough these days.
If we don’t have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.
Who said that? Harry S. Truman.
And Jesus Christ said:
I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.