On April 15, 2013, acts of terrorism came back to hunt our nation after two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon. Just as we were getting comfortable and leaving behind the fears left after the attacks of September 11, here we are weeping, mourning and feeling uneasy again. So many people injured so many faces in despair and unfortunately the news of those who tragically didn’t make it.
After finding out that one of the victims was an 8 year old boy named Martin Richard, my heart sunk so, so, so deep and my tears just starting flowing uncontrollably (I really have a soft spot for kids). And though I’m emotionally hurting with all the affected victims, I’m extremely brokenhearted for the loss of Martin Richard.
The Lord is close to the brokenheartedand saves those who are crushed in spirit Psalm 34:18.
The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked,I will remain confident. Psalm 27:1-3