Max Lucado, an illustrious Christian author, wrote a heart-touching prayer in anticipation of the horrific wickedness in the world, in context to the killings at the Connecticut school.
It’s a good thing you were born at night.
This world sure seems dark.
I have a good eye for silver linings.
But they seem dimmer lately.
These killings, Lord. These children, Lord.
Raw evil demonstrated.
The whole world seems on edge.
He continued, “Your world seems a bit darker this Christmas.
But you were born in the dark, right?
You came at night.
The shepherds were nightshift workers.
The Wise Men followed a star.
Your first cries were heard in the shadows.
To see your face, Mary and Joseph needed a candle flame.
It was dark.
Dark with Herod’s jealousy.
Dark with Roman oppression.
Dark with poverty.
Dark with violence…”
He concluded, “This Christmas, we ask you, heal us, help us, be born anew in us.