Just over a year ago the shootings at a school in Sandy Hook, CT, devastated a community. Then last week a gunman in our own community at Arapahoe High School created havoc, injury, and stole peace of mind. When these events happen there is typically the plea to "hug your children a little tighter tonight." While this is admirable and important, to me there is an even more significant activity of which we should be reminded in times like these. I shared this thought on Facebook back in April 2013 after the Boston Marathon bombing, but it currently applies as well:
Hug your kids! Let them know you love them! But also make sure they are prepared for eternity by knowing Jesus as their Savior.