I don’t usually write about current events but today I woke up and saw the news about London. There is so much heartache that is surrounding London due to the recent terrorist attacks and this just amounts to even more pain. My heart hurts so much for the people that are there; feeling as if there is no hope. I pray that the Church be the source of hope and a beacon of light to those that are overwhelmed by their circumstances.
The fact of the matter is this: we live in a broken world and we are going to keep seeing heart wrenching things everywhere we turn – be it social media or TV. Technology has advanced so much that the same things that were happening before are being made known faster because of it. The deterioration of humanity is nothing new even though it seems like it.
Regardless of where we are all at in life there is hope; so much hope! Fear that is instilled upon us during times of despair is not something that we should accept. Sure, it’s normal to be scared momentarily but don’t let that consume you. Don’t let all the current events get to your head and make you think that the world is going to hurt you next. In all honestly, it has already hurt you one way or another.
Whether we want to be pro-active in reaching out to others or not during this time of pain that punctures through our hearts, remember that there is always a reason for everything that happens to us and around us. We were created in the image of God and if we are feeling pain and suffering know that He is feeling the same way about us when we dish out more and more pain to each other.
“Send out your light and your truth;let them guide me.Let them lead me to your holy mountain,to the place where you live.There I will go to the altar of God,to God—the source of all my joy.I will praise you with my harp,O God, my God!” – Psalm 43:3-4, NLT
In the midst of darkness I call the Church to be the light that we all so desperately need right now and be intentional about truly loving our neighbor – not just saying but doing.