This post was going to be one about how when I heard about the explosions in Boston I was literally at that exact moment talking to a co-worker about how our local optometrist, Dr. Lankford, was running in the Boston Marathon and how I immediately imagined him in pieces on the ground. But instead, this post is going to be a positive almost happy post about how wonderful people can be during moments of tragedy.
Because despite all the focus on the horrible-ness of yesterday's tragedy, there is still hope.
Look at those runners who kept on running to donate blood to those injured. These people who have just ran SO FAR, kept going to help others, or stopped running and helped those around them at the finish line.
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
Read the reports about how first responders ran right into danger to offer a helping hand and assist in any way possible.
We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28
See that Google, a crazy huge company took the time to set up a FREE Person Finder app to help people locate friends and family members (and yes even their eye doctors, mine is alive and well thank goodness) when they could have made a ton of money off the tragedy.
And so many more stories out there about heroes that shined bright in the dust of these explosions and attacks on innocent people. So, keep running and keep believing and know that God has a reason, even if we can't see it.
Our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 2 Corinthians 4:17