Horrific tragedies rocked our world this week. Pictures touched the hearts of millions. The innocent victims and all those that witnessed the horror of these events were shocked to the very core. People from around the the world enjoying a beautiful, sunny day in Boston and Texans living out their every day lives; when explosions, instantly, changed their world. These horrific events tend to remind us of just how precious and fragile life is.
Yet, in the midst of the chaos and horror; the glimmers of hope, love and compassion grew beyond measure. Not just the first responders, but, the masses of average, everyday people who immediately reacted to those in need, without a thought for themselves nor the danger surrounding them. In a split second decision, TRUE HEROES took action filled with love, hope, compassion, and encouragement to lift up the spirits of those hurt and in despair.
During these dark hours, we all go through a massive chain of emotions. Shock, disbelief, frustration, anger, fear, and sadness soar through our minds, body, and soul. It is imperative that we see the love and compassion of all individuals who rushed to help. To see their heroic efforts to help their fellow-man. We may not understand why these things happen. However, in the midst of these tragedies, there are many who showed that love, compassion, and hope prevails above all else. In a blink of an eye, strangers can come together for the greater good.
In the coming days, I ask that we all take a few more moments to hold our families a little bit tighter. Let those around us know how much we love them. And, pray for God’s healing to rush upon those touched by these horrific events. It is times like these that we need to remember “He who lives within us is greater than he who is in this world” (1 John 4:4) and there is nothing more precious than love for our fellow-man.