Hello, Brothers, Sisters, and Heartdwellers Family.
I was speaking to my mother two days ago — my heart sank. After getting off the phone with her, I looked it up and saw the news headline of a shooting in Uvalde, Texas — that 21 had died. My heart just became so heavy as I was before Jesus in Blessed Sacrament I just began to pray.
As I was praying, I saw a vision and began to experience the tragic scene that took place. It was as if I was looking from the eyes of the gunman. l saw children in the courtyard running in chaos as the shooting was going on. I saw one little girl, about the age of seven, get hit in the head immediately and fall.
Then I felt in my heart the trauma of all the other children who witnessed that —the terror and fear. I just began to pray more fervently. Then I felt the pain and loss of those who lost their siblings. Those who lost their younger or older brother and sister that day.
I then began to carry the burden of the 18-year-old and his family and the shame that they now will carry for a long time. The disgust many people will carry toward him and his family as if they did the shooting. I began to ask the Lord for Mercy for his family. Then I saw the Papa God with his head down, holding his heart — holding his heart in so much sadness and pain.
As I felt I heard him say, “This is just one of many”. I began to cry, hugging Papa God, putting my hands on his heart, crying, asking for mercy. Then a sense that 21 crowns were given today. Although all the children are with him now in heaven the ripple of the aftermath of this evil is tremendous. I cried pleading with Papa to please turn this evil around for good. Turn it around for good — and He heard me — and I know he will!
Despite how horrific and devastating this situation is, darkness and crime will only increase for this is the hour as the Lord has warned us in Matthew 24.
Luke 21:28, When you see all of these things happen look up because your redemption is drawing nigh.
The darkness of our world should remind us this is not our home — and this is not the end — and that God is in control — and we can trust His Word as he says in
Romans 8:28, And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Father, we pray right now for the families of the children and the teachers as we stand on your Word that you bring peace that passes understanding. We pray for the shooter, and we ask that you have mercy upon his soul. We pray for all the families affected, traumatized, and hurting over what happened. Lord, you are the healer to the brokenhearted — bring comfort and understanding, and forgiveness. We pray for Hope to be given to the hopeless, Courage to be given to the distraught, and Strength for those who are in despair. We know You are in control, Father and we thank you for turning this evil for their good, for Your Glory, in Jesus’ name we pray Amen!
God bless you, family.