God's Children


I love this picture that has been floating around FB. I am not sure about the original source, please let me know if you know where it came from so I can link back.

Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38,
When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"This is heaven." declared a small boy. "We're spending Christmas at God's house."
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name,
And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring.
Those children all flew into the arms of their King,
And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
One small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had,
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of Mom and Dad."
Then He looked down on earth, the world far below,
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"May this country be delivered from the hands of fools."
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"Come now my children, let me show you around."
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA

 My heart and prayers go out to all the families who are effected by this tragedy. 
These children and adults will always be remembered.


  1. That image came from the 3am teacher! She is awesome. Here is her original link.


  2. What a beautiful poem and post. It's so hard to be an elementary school teacher and realize that one school was so shattered in one day. I love your blog, and I'm also newlywed teaching in Utah :) So excited to be your newest follower!



  3. The artist of the painting "Storytime" is Nathan Greene. Here is the link to his website.

  4. Lindsey,

    I have read and seen so many posts about this but yours is by far my favorite! It made me get goosebumps and tears all at the same time. Your post shares hope and brings light. Thank you.
    Shannon Moyer
    The Teaching Reef

  5. This is very touching. Thank you for posting.

  6. Hi Lindsey!

    I posted this poem on my blog too but did not know who had written it (it had been emailed to me!). Glad I can now give credit. Thanks! Love the pic too!

  7. Thank you for posting this. I hadn't seen either the picture or the poem. I loved them both!

  8. Needed to see the picture and read the poem. Thank you. Blessings.

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