But mornings like this...the cool factor escapes me. Rather, I feel speechless under the weight of the responsibility. What do you say to bring comfort in the midst of tragedy? You don't have to be a marathon runner or a Bostonian to feel the effects of the evil atrocities of yesterday. But it certainly helps to know where to go for hope.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - Jesus (John 16:33)Some immediately question why God would allow such a thing. Free will to choose to do good or bad means we're not mindless drones serving some stone god. If all we had was peace, love and happiness we'd have no reason to seek Him this side of heaven. And wouldn't that make us a bunch of spoiled brats?
Jesus warned us there would be trouble. What a relief to know all this is no surprise to Him. Whether the bombs in Boston or our daily struggles, He stands ready to bring comfort to our frightened hearts and to help us share that same hope with others.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4