Why Would God Allow the Deaths of 20 Schoolchildren? Expert on Death and Dying Says People Must
Trust that God Sees the Future
As people struggle to understand why 20 6- and 7-year-olds were killed in their classrooms along with six teachers and other faculty members, Dee Taylor says some things are simply beyond our knowledge.
“When we die, we will know what God knows – as will all the loved ones grieving the premature loss of those 26 lives,” says Dee Taylor, a retired corporate executive and author of “A Walk to the Other Side, You can know what dying will be like.”
Taylor has cared for eight family members and loved ones during the dying process, and was at their sides during the days, weeks and months of their dying. She says she witnessed not an end but a transition, just as birth is a transition and just as we experience transitions throughout our lives.
The families of those who died Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School can be assured their loved ones are alive, happy and at peace in this new phase of their lives, Taylor says.
“God surely grieves for those left behind. He knows we don’t understand why such an untimely death occurs,” she says. “But it is some comfort to all of us who go through such a loss that God is in control right up to the end of our lives.”
SURVIVORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF GUN VIOLENCE VICTIMS DEMAND A PLAN TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE FROM WASHINGTON
Mayors Against Illegal Guns Releases 34 “I Demand A Plan” Videos – Personal Stories Representing the 34 Americans Killed with Guns Every Day
Videos Tell Stories of Americans Whose Lives Have Been Forever Changed Because of Gun Violence, Including from Mass Shootings in Aurora, Oak Creek, Tucson and Virginia Tech
Mayors Against Illegal Guns Co-Chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was joined by survivors and family members of victims of gun violence to release personal videos demanding that elected officials in Washington D.C. take immediate action to reduce gun violence in America.
The videos tell the stories of 34 Americans whose lives have been forever changed – whether in mass shootings in Aurora, Oak Creek, Tucson and Virginia Tech or in the daily gun violence that kills 34 Americans every day. The diverse voices hail from urban and suburban areas across the country, young and old, of different races and religious backgrounds. Every story is different, but all survivors are united in their belief that something must be done to prevent more tragedies like the one in Newtown, Connecticut and like the tragedy they personally experienced.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says, “What happened in Newtown was an unspeakable crime – a mass murder in which six- and seven-year-old children were gunned down in their classrooms, along with their elementary school teachers and administrators,”. “Gun violence is a national epidemic – and a national tragedy – that demands more than words. It demands immediate national action, from the President and from Congress. It needs to be at the top of their agenda.”
WEEC SPORTS – WEDNESDAY 12-19-12:
NBA: TORONTO 113 CLEVELAND 99, MILWAUKEE 98 INDIANA 93.
TONIGHT 7PM: UTAH AT INDIANA, 7:30PM: CLEVELAND AT BOSTON.
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: OHIO STATE 65 WINTHROP 55.
ESPN REPORTS THAT UTAH STATE’S GARY ANDERSEN WILL BE THE NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH AT WISCONSIN, TAKING OVER FOR THE DEPARTED BRET BIELEMA.
HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER, QUARTERBACK JOHNNY MANZIEL OF TEXAS A & M, IS NAMED THE AP COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM. “JOHNNY FOOTBALL” THE FIRST FRESHMAN EVER TO WIN THE AWARD!
NFL FOOTBALL: SATURDAY 8:30PM: ATLANTA AT DETROIT, SUNDAY 1PM: INDIANAPOLIS AT KANSAS CITY, CINCINNATI AT PITTSBURGH, 4:05PM: CLEVELAND AT DENVER.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: BENJAMIN LOGAN 47 RIVERSIDE 23.
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: YELLOW SPRINGS 65 DAYTON CHRISTIAN 55, URBANA 66 KENTON RIDGE 45, WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 69 CEDARVILLE 41, MECHANICSBURG 67 NORTHEASTERN 53, TECUMSEH 85 GREENON 43, TRIAD 63 SOUTHEASTERN 56, SPRINGFIELD 81 TROTWOOD-MADISON 79, THE ‘CATS 6-1 UNDER ISAIAH CARSON, SAYS THE DAYTON DAILY NEWS!
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAMES: DECEMBER 20TH 8PM THE POINSETTIA BOWL HAS BYU VS. SAN DIEGO STATE, DECEMBER 21ST 7:30PM THE BEEF O’BRADY’S BOWL WITH UCF VS. BALL STATE, DECEMBER 22ND AT NOON THE NEW ORLEANS BOWL WITH EAST CAROLINA VS. LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE, 3:30PM SATURDAY THE MAACO LAS VEGAS BOWL WITH BOISE STATE VS. WASHINGTON.