Terror strikes again. When you first heard the news about Boston, you likely whispered or cried out, “Oh, no, not again!” We have seen the face of evil before but we never get accustomed to such sights. There was plenty of fear, panic, and pain near the finish line for the Boston Marathon. There was also plenty of courage, bold action, and selflessness. We see the worst of humanity at times like this; we also see the best. First responders yesterday were not just in uniform. Spectators waiting for loved ones and friends to cross the finish line, runners completing the grueling 26.2 mile course, people from shops and office buildings … turned their attention and aid to those injured. Lives were saved because the response was immediate and effective.
We grieve over the devastating losses and damage done. We pray for those whose lives were changed forever. We seek to find ways to bring hope and help. One day evil will be through, not because we figure out how to stop it but because one day God will say “enough.” I long for that day.