This poor little boy passed into Eternity yesterday during the Boston Marathon.
His name is Martin Richard and he was 8 years old. There were two others that died as well. Although this is all so very sad and my prayers are with all involved and affected I would like to point something out. Did you know the population of Boston is 625,000!? That's just Boston by itself - not including outlying areas and with the marathon there were probably many more people in Boston that day. According to the most recent news - 3 have passed and 150+ injured. There were more than 20,000 people in attendance at the Boston marathon. All I can think is that God was involved and had other plans that day. I know things are bad but I also know things could have been much worse with so many people.
God is in charge! I hate to see the terrible things that go on in the world these days but I can rest at night knowing God is in charge! He even told us in his word that these things would happen.
Mark 13:7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
Matthew 24:7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
But God also says Psalm 34 says 18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted...
I don't want to downplay what happened in Boston. It is indeed a terrible thing and I wonder what goes through people's heads when they decide they want to mercilessly kill as many people as they can (or even injure just 1). I feel the same as all of you - just - in shock. But it helps me to know....