Seeking Comfort in Light of Tragedy

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The news of the fatal shooting in Connecticut this past Friday is seemingly unbearable.

This tragedy hits home for everybody, whether you’re a parent, a teacher, a friend, a student, a child, a sibling, a police officer, a doctor. We’ve all be in one of those shoes before. All of our hearts feel heavy, broken, shattered at this news.

During tragedies like this one, it’s difficult to see the light, to understand something that doesn’t add up no matter how you look at it. We’re all at a loss as to what to do. We don’t seem to have the words, as this beautiful post put it.

But God has provided us comfort with the beautiful words of Christmas music. Let us listen more carefully this December to our favorite carols and hymns . . .

So here’s my lifelong wish
My grown-up christmas list
Not for myself
But for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start,
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown-up christmas list

Grown-Up Christmas List

Be near me, Lord Jesus;
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me I pray!
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care,
And fit us for Heaven
To live with Thee there.

Away In A Manger

Dont be discouraged
Dont be dismayed
There’s hope for all in this world
Cause this is Christmas day
Say a little prayer for the world

God teach us love
though you think he doesn’t hear
I know he does.

This is Christmas
Let the world sing
Let a soul began to heal
Hallejuah this is christmas
And with love we can began today

Christmas bells ring
Peoples heart sing
I forget about all the troubles I seem to have.
tell myself to feel how my brother feels
Try to love’em then maybe then I could understand.

Make a little room in our hearts
No hearts too small
Can love each other today
Cause after all

This is Christmas
Let the world sing
Let a soul began to heal
Hallejuah this is christmas
And with love we can began today

This Is Christmas

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step i take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment 
And live each moment 
With peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.

Let There Be Peace on Earth

Yet with the woes of sin and strife
The world has suffered long;
Beneath the angel-strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong;
And man, at war with man, hears not
The love-song which they bring;
O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the angels sing.


And ye, beneath life’s crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow,
Look now! for glad and golden hours
come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road,
And hear the angels sing!

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent Night

May God bring this world comfort this Christmas.

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