What a week.
We've seen terrorism in Australia and Pakistan. The stories are hideous and gruesome. It's more than men in uniforms shooting each other. Way more. It's savages butchering women and children too. In describing it, I think of words like barbaric and evil.
How much worse can people get?
At times like this, I think about our hope that we Christians cling to in our hearts. As bad as things are, we know better, brighter days are coming. A perfect future awaits us with God.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:4.
God will one day take us home with Him. An eternity of blessings, security, and comfort will be enjoyed in His midst. There and then, all will be well.
This pain we all feel is temporary. It will not last forever. One day, we will rejoice.
In the mean time...
May God comfort and soothe the hearts of those that are grieving.
May God empower us Christians to be ministers of encouragement with the gospel in this world.
May God deliver us from evil.