This afternoon I spent a good hour in the car with my 3 children plus a spare while running errands. Instead of listening to the radio as I usually do, I enjoyed the chatter of the teenagers, tween, and dinosaur boy in the peanut gallery. When I arrived at our destination, I got out of the van and spotted a girlfriend, head down, staring at her phone screen. In a low voice she said, “I wonder if anyone is going to show or if everyone will be glued to their television.”
My heart sank. Many horrific thoughts rushed through my head. Korea came to my mind first. “Why? What happened?” She went on to explain that someone detonated two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Facebook images of relatives of facebook friends who were running the marathon popped into my head.
All of the blood rushed to my feet as my face felt very cold. Not unlike the sensation I had as I saw the planes tear through the twin towers in New York nearly 12 years ago.
My heart, thoughts, and many prayers go out to the people of Boston and those who have suffered unimaginable losses today.
We live in very tumultuous times. There is only one thing in which we can hold onto with any certainty.
Psalm 33: 20-21 “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.”