My thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their loved ones in Boston and Texas.
Death seems to be mocking us with cowardly and senseless acts of violence. Our hearts are heavy for those who had every expectation of being safe while attending a time-honored annual event like the Boston Marathon; going to school or attending the church of your choice.
It is hard to imagine the evil designs of men who seek to destroy our peace. To take away the joy of accomplishment to those who trained so hard for such a difficult race.
How do we reach out with support to those whose lives have been shattered by such an incomprehensible act of hatred? Or to those whose world exploded into flames?
What can we do to help these people heal from their wounds and loss?
We can share the contents of our personal First Aid Box. Prayers comparable to the comforting feel of gauze to encircle their hearts. Healing words to soothe away the rawness of loss. And endless acts of kindness and love.
I would also venture to say that God is the most essential component of our first aid supplies. He is able to apply the last tender touch of love to make the healing process complete.
Again, my thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who have lost loved ones during these horrific events. And I pray for strength and healing to the survivors who face a long recovery from their wounds.