There were so many horrifying images about the bombing of the Boston Marathon yesterday and I checked around to see if my runner friends are okay, and one told me that this is the only time she felt lucky that her team is not qualified for the Boston Marathon in her life. It’s a terrifying blow to people’s trust and faith about the chance of living a peaceful life. Can you imagine how many people would be traumatized from now onwards for the rest of their lives? I was reading the press and realize there were a few bombing attack in the States before which could be randomly just caused by some psycho, anti-abortion fanatics and not necessarily be terrorists’ plot such as Al Qaeda’s! In 3 days, on 21st April, the London Marathon is about to start and one of the founding principles of the London Marathon was to show that at least on one day humanity can be united, and this event will stand and not change irregardless the tragedy happened in Boston. Some reigning athletes are interviewed and asked if they would participate this London race, they answered firmly said their faith would not move and they would let their family watch them reach the finishing line without reservation. This attack is done by people who want to threaten people and take their freedom away from believing in different human race could be connected together for a good cause and cheer for the sportsmanship where love is the bond and nothing can divide them. I truly admire how people could still give their trust to the security and submit their lives to the law enforcement team and law makers in London. It’s a lot of trust that is needed and it’s now a matter of life and death, but people still believe and act. Boston is a place where I lived and studied before and I really love the city for its spirit and character, and it’s a very very diverse city where it’s a melting pot of different races and cultures. For this reason, the flip side could be a lot of tension also, just like New York. Peace is so needed at this moment where the situation between North and South Korea is super unstable, and the bird flu in China is not cleared yet. These uncertainties and trauma are causing people to fear and panic, and that is the best thing ever happened for Satan to savor, and we should not give in but to stand firm in believing what we believe is righteous, but also immerse ourselves in believing God will take care of the mess. He will clean it up and cleanse our souls – He says: Be still and know that I am God.
Quote of the DayThere is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18I pray to God that we will not be threatened or intimidated but only feel assured further that He is there. Be still.
Too If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.