Tuesday, April 16, 2013



     It is with a heavy heart I write this morning.  As the reality of what happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon sets in, my heart is breaking for the families of the deceased, the injured and their families, and all the others connected in some way.

     The images on the television haunted me last evening.  I can't even begin to imagine what it was like for the ones in the center of the war zone experiencing personally all the horror.

     But as it is with all of life, there were bright spots.  There were glimmers of hope for the hurting spirits and injured bodies.  People from all walks of life offered their assistance in myriads of ways.  One of the ways some people helped was by removing their belts and using them to help stop the bleeding of an injured fellow human being.  Residents along the race route opened their doors and their hearts to assist runners in any way they could.

     Yesterday was Patriots' Day in Massachusetts.  How fitting.  Out of what was meant for harm, God will bring good.  The spirit that lived in our patriots' hearts during the Revolutionary War period still lives in the lives of Americans today.  Let us join together and in the time to come in suffering with the hurt and at the same time rejoicing that no matter what gets thrown at us, we will overcome!  Evil will not triumph over the good that lives in each of us!