What to tell your children about Newtown

Posted on December 15, 2012 · Posted in Worldview

 

Tell you children about the hope of the Gospel.Tell them about the love and control of Christ the Good Shepherd. Read Psalm 46 with them. The God of Jacob is a refuge strong and sure!

 

 

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God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging. Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.

God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.

Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Come and see the works of the Lord,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.

He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;
    he breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
    he burns the shields[b] with fire.

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“Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

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The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah NIV


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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.