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Old 12-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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WOW

Just recieved this from a guy in our veterans Assoc.
This brought tears to my eyes.

T'was 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #2
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Beautiful! Thanks for sharing although I still want to cry when I think of the children and their parents! My heart goes out to them. I have a 19yr old and 6yr old! I can't imagine what the parents must have felt like that day.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:45 PM   #3
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That was simply a beautiful poem!
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for sharing. Do you mind if I repost with the authors name. I live about 50 miles from Mt Wolf.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:11 PM   #5
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Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. It's true that they are under the age of accountability and in heaven. Some ask where was God? I'd venture that He was in the same place He was when His Son died for us.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #6
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That was just Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #7
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What an insightful poem, thank you for sharing it with us.

At a time when most of us are left speechless, and fight to control the tears and sorrow at these killings, Cameo Smith has the wisdom to lighten our hearts by telling us that all those innocent children are now safe and joyful in His care. I believe Cameo is suggesting also that the almighty would have us do everything we can to lessen the possibility of this type of thing ever happening again.

God will not intervene, we must be the ones to take action and dispel the darkness.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:10 PM   #8
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quote:Originally posted by kab449

Thanks for sharing. Do you mind if I repost with the authors name. I live about 50 miles from Mt Wolf.
It was shared with me I don't think they would mind.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #9
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Dr. Phil and his wife read this today. It just breaks your heart
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:48 PM   #10
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Thanks for sharing. Tough to try and get your mind around.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:24 AM   #11
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Thank you so much for sharing. I am left without words at the thought of such a tragedy. We hugged our grand kids much tighter after that shooting. We take our grand kids to Sunday School, in hopes of them learning about God, and one day we will all be together, on the other side.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #12
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Thanks for the posting Allen...maybe will help some with their grief.
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