So this is Christmas…

As Christmas approaches, all of us are getting our shopping done and looking forward to some R&R with family and friends. I, myself, am ready for a nice long break from work and some extended time with my kids. But my heart dropped tonight as I opened up the FoxNews website and saw the headline “Syrian Village Wiped Out in Massacre“. According to the report, 100 people were killed today in an effort by President Assad to squash the rebel movement. Here’s one quote from the article:

The troops surrounded the valley and unleashed a barrage of rockets, tank shells, bombs and gunfire in an hours-long assault, killing more than 100 people and leaving no survivors.

Read that quote again very slowly. Picture it in your mind.

It reminds me that I haven’t a clue what it means to suffer. As a nation, we haven’t seen that type of bloodshed on our homeland since the Civil War. Yet, there are so many people across our world today that live in constant war and destruction and death.

Let us remember those around the world that are not as fortunate as we are here in the United States, and may we thank the Lord for the blessings we have that are so often taken for granted.

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