We, like the rest of the nation, are shocked and appalled by the news of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday. We are praying for the entire city of Boston, and especially for the friends and families of the victims.
When a tragic event such as this occurs, feelings of sadness, anxiety, fear, and despair may overtake us. But we must remember that the acts of evil persons do not negate the fact that God is real. While we are grieving, God also grieves, and He wants to comfort those who suffer. He wants to be our rock, our hope, our father, even our home. We pray that in the midst of this violence, many would find Him as the One they need.
As believers, we are people of hope. We’re encouraged by this verse and hope you will be too:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassions and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4a
Let us all continue to pray for our country and for all those who are suffering in the aftermath of this senseless attack.
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