Heavenly Father, on Valentine’s Day
In Florida, the Sunshine State,
Seventeen of Your children were taken away.
First responders soon arrived
To pick up the students and teachers who died.
One madman brandishing hate
With evil sealed their earthly fates.
But, Your love was far deeper, everlasting, and great.
Once the sun had set on this tragic night,
Seventeen candles in darkness shined with Your light.
Hatred and evil did not win this day
As Your love and Your angels
Led them to You and their Savior’s way.
As these words find their place on paper with pen.
Please help America to find ways
For this not to happen again and again.
There must be more that we all can do
To protect the children who come to us from You.
Seventeen candles, children of light.
Seventeen spirits, holy and bright.
Seventeen souls illumined by Christ.
God, please hold these candles in Your Hands.
Please show us the way to end school deaths by guns.
Saved by your Son.
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Jack H. Emmott is a Senior Counsel of Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP, a 120-lawyer full service firm in Houston, Texas, a Board-Certified Family Law and Master Credentialed Collaborative Law Professional Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Author, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker. For more information about Jack or his latest book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love, go to BendingAngel.com.