There it was once again I turn the T.V. on only to see yet again another bombing. My mind and heart went numb. I didn't watch it. I turned it off. I couldn't stomach more bad news. So I stuffed the pain away and went about my day.
Then, the next day as I was reading my devotional, I came across this passage in Psalms:
"the people called out to God in their desperate condition, He got them out in the nick of time" (vs. 28 MSG)
I had images of people running from that concert bombing flash across my mind and I burst into tears. I know that many probably didn't even have time to say a word and it would be too late. But I wonder how many cried out that day and escaped? I cling to human kindness of people helping people and the love of a stranger who will save or help them. I hate that we live in a world that has such hatred in it, but I am hopeful and prayerful that there is still goodness, gentleness, love and compassion for each other also.
Part of my faith comes from knowing that this life is not perfect, it's painful, it's heartbreaking beyond belief sometimes but it is not the end. Sometimes we put high expectations on this world that it can't reciprocate. When looked up in the dictionary one of the other words used for this is "barter". We can't barter on life experiences. Believe me if we could, I would have exchanged a whole bunch of things that have happened in my life. We don't know what's out there waiting for us. But we still have love...
Even in the midst of evil, love prevails. Even through the toughest times, love prevails. Even when all hope is lost....LOVE IS WAITING!
We can't give up, we can't stand down, we have to keep pushing through the pain, heartache, and sadness and let love win.How can you show the love of a friend or stranger today to give them hope while they are here on earth? Do you need some loving kindness today? Be brave and show someone some love or reach out and receive some love today, you deserve it!
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