In 2010, there were 8 school shootings in the US.
In 2011, there were 10.
In 2012, there were 14.
In 2013? 28.
If that doesn’t horrify you, then I don’t know what would.
Honestly, at this point and at this rate, it’s not a matter of if there’s a shooting at your school, but when.
My admin said this exact thing at a school safety meeting.
For when she closes her eyes
she reaches places most never know exist
And when she reaches out her hands
She extends her soul into a mystical land
And when she opens her mouth
A melody of anointing pours out
overflowing and rushing it rapidly fills
an angel to let in God’s perfect will
It Streams into the very reserve of who she is
Praising him is how she chooses to live
A beacon of light with her silent ways
But when she opens her mouth she proves that he is the one that saves
far from perfection but still made whole
One so little but yet so bold
To step out and leap forward and believe
In those things she can not always see
Taking her hands to dance with God
Regardless of who says she’s odd
For she knows the truth and can not be told
That there something better then his heart of gold
For she sways with him
while she praises him
And every moment when she sings
He lifts her up
He gives her wings.