Regarding the Boston Tragedy

16 Apr

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In talking to the Kiddo about the tragic events from yesterday, I asked him to pray with me for the people in Boston. Before we could start, he asked me if God couldn’t stop these kinds of things from happening.  

My response was this: Yes. God COULD stop all the horrible events in this world. However, we were created with free will. We were created to choose to do the right thing or the wrong thing. For every decision we make, we face the consequences, good and bad. Sometimes, people choose to be bad, to make bad decisions, and those decisions affect innocent people. God COULD stop that, but that would strip us of our free will. God COULD allow only good things to happen, but then we would not need Him, we would not value all He has given us, we would have no value for life, or love, or freedom. 

In stark contrast to the horrifying loss of life, and the damage inflicted on so many other lives, I have the choice to focus on the terror and fear of the event, or I can choose to focus on the way people have stepped up, the way prayers were asked for immediately, the way complete strangers jumped to help others, the way ordinary men and women ran to help. I choose to focus on the way the BEST of humanity responded to the tragic event, and I praise God for those people who CHOSE to respond with love, hope, and help.”[edited]

Let us pray for the men, women, and children affected by yesterday’s events.  Let us focus on the bravery of those who stepped up to help.  Let us focus on the help given, the love shown, the hope offered.

God bless!


2 Responses to “Regarding the Boston Tragedy”

  1. A God-blessed Woman 22 April 2013 at 9:24 AM #

    Thank you for visiting, Veronica!

  2. Veronica Lee 21 April 2013 at 8:11 AM #

    Praying for all the victims and their families.Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!Have a blessed day!

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