Random Reflections

Weeping and Heart-broken tonight

I’m weeping and heart-broken tonight. Heart-broken from a story of what evil in the heart can lead one human to do to another. Weeping over innocence stolen and lives ended because of hatred.

I’m weeping and heart-broken tonight. Weeping for children robbed of a life by men who have sold their own. Heart-broken for the child alone and frightened by her inability to understand why someone would hurt her this way.

I’m weeping and heart-broken tonight. Grieving for the young boy who decides to hate himself because he doesn’t know who else to blame. Weeping for the young girl who faults herself for the bad done to her because no other reason makes sense.

I’m weeping and heart-broken tonight. Broken for the parent who stands helpless to protect her child from evil in the world as she swore she would do the first time she held her baby in her arms. Weeping for the dad who taught his son to be to the world what the world was not to him.

I’m weeping and heart-broken tonight. Heart-broken with the realization that the grief I feel tonight is so minute in comparison to the grief felt by God.  Weeping because my tears are a mere drop in the ocean of God’s own.

I’m weeping and heart-broken tonight. Weeping because at this very moment similar stories are being written. And all I’m doing is weeping.

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