As the news unfolded Monday about the bombing in Boston, I could feel the collective fear and uncertainty grow. While not the scope of September 11, 2001, many were experiencing the same emotions on Monday afternoon and evening as they did on that fateful Tuesday twelve years ago.
As more stories come out regarding deaths, injuries and personal stories, the emotional response grows. Fear. Anger. Frustration. Relief.
John Mayer sings "Waiting on the World to Change" and it's been the prayer (or hope) of many for years.
The reality is the world is not going change, at least not as most desire. We lived in a depraved, lost, "sin-sick-Satan-serving-society" (I remember that from youth camp - thanks David Burton.)
In this lost, uncertain, fearful world, there is One who is still in control, never surprised and is the change agent.
The world will not change, or evolve, to be better on its own.
Yet, we have a hope. His name is Jesus Christ.
May the events of yesterday in Boston be a reminder that we all need a Savior. May we who know this Savior, be encouraged and motivated to make Him known.
Continue praying for those affected.