As man is the pinnacle of God’s creation, God became man and walked among us to redeem the world. But before He suffered and died for our sins, He was first a child. He cried in His mother’s arms––crawled to His father’s embrace––flourished in love––toddled in the beauty of creation––laughed at lessons learned––and joyfully engaged with His new world. Then He walked. As we all do in our shared humanness. As those beautiful Newton children did but can no longer.
With His perfect humanity, He demonstrated the ways of a perfect life. And with His perfect divine love, He saved us.
In memory of the children killed in Newton, Connecticut. May you find comfort in God’s gentle hands and peace in His eternal love.