As the smoke begins to clear and the number of wounded begins to grow rapidly, it’s easy for us to start wondering who was at the bottom of the Boston Marathon bombing.
As I write this post I am awaiting to board my flight, and I am on my way to speak at Texas A&M University. As I am watching the news headlines, all of a sudden nothing else matters to me except the lives that have been taken by these bombings. Even when I try to take a moment and pray for the people affected, all I can think about is:
- People dying.
- Mass chaos.
- Children losing limbs.
- Family members worrying about their loved ones.
- The eardrums of individuals exploding due to the noise.
It’s overwhelming. It’s unfathomable. It’s hard to comprehend. I can feel tears begin to swell behind my eyelids as I think about the faces of those who have been injured or killed.
It’s typical for us as Americans to immediately think, “Darn Terrorist!”, or “I bet the government was behind this!” But, I want to encourage you to STOP. I want to encourage you stop questioning who did it, and instead begin praying to God for the individuals and families who were affected by it.
1. Pray for the lives lost/hurt in Boston.
2. Pray for the families of those who lost loved ones.
3. Pray for the government officials, police officers, paramedics, and fire-fighters who were first to respond.
2 Corinthians 1:3 – All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.