April 16, 2013.
The day after the horrific explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The 6th anniversary of the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech.
What can be said on a day like today? I feel tremendously saddened by each of these events, and equally inadequate to write about them.
Here’s what I know for sure:
In the Gospel of John, chapter 16 verse 33, Jesus tells us, “…In this world you will have trouble. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
I don’t know why these tragedies happened. I can’t say what good will come from them. I don’t know that I’d be able to restrain myself from punching those responsible in the face, if given the opportunity.
What I do know is that we have a God who loves us more than we can fathom, and that He has already overcome every ounce of evil in this world. In Him alone we can take comfort.
Please join me in praying for those who are grieving today, those who are remembering in sadness, and those who are on the road to recovery. Kristin Armstrong said it well: “The road ahead is long. But little do they know, [runners are] good with that.”