Turning To God In Tragic Times: Events in Boston

The news of the bombing in Boston shook me and my family–as it did the whole nation. It is very horrifying to think that what should have been a really joyful event turned into something tragic. In times like these I cannot not help but get emotional and angry. I got really emotional hearing that an innocent 8-year old boy had been killed in that senseless act of terrorism.

When you surf the web, you can see that there is a massive outpouring of grief and anger not only from people here but from all over the world. More than the spate of negative emotions, the gush of prayers and words of comfort and encouragement for those who were affected by the tragedy is just overwhelming.

It is inspiring and uplifting to see that in times like these. Most of us still find comfort in knowing that we have a God that we can turn to. Here is one Bible text I would like to share with all of you:

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Let us pray for the families of those who perished, the recovery of those who were injured and the healing of everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. If you are not quite sure how to seek God in times like this, here is a wonderful post: “Making Space for God in the Face of Grave Evil.”