Dec 18, 2012
Lily Anderson and Victims of Sandy Hook Tragedy Remembered by MonaVie Employees and Distributors
We had our moment of prayer/silence/meditation at noon (EST) today (Tues., 12/18). I’d like to thank all of you who joined with us in remembrance of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary incident, as well as Lily Anderson, our dear angel friend who just went back to Heaven. Like you, Karree and I have wept over this incident and our hearts have been broken. We remain unshaken in our faith that God knows the beginning from the end and that in the eternal realm, these children will be and, in fact, have been welcomed back home, and will be with their loved ones in the blink of an eye.
Here is a poem that I shared with all MonaVie employees this morning as we gathered and offered a prayer for Lily and the children (and their families) from Connecticut.
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)
Dallin A. Larsen
Founder, Chairman & CEO