As I prepared to rest from a long day of tests, my soul cried out praying for rest, divine healing, and comfort when hearing of today’s tragedy of those affected by the explosions at the Boston marathon.
I couldn’t help but think here we are faced again with yet another senseless act affecting the innocent. And assured with current events, we are living in the last days as evidenced, by threats and rumors of war, pestilence, famine, and earthquakes, unexplained natural disasters and an increase in things that don’t make sense.
And while we may never understand any of this, we mustn’t be blind to the things we see. We are to be prepared and draw nearer to thee.
My first instinct was to pray immediately, as I turned off the television because the media has a tendency to overdo reporting events such as this. And it only frustrates the real intent. I prayed out to God and said unto thee, “Lord, please have mercy on the nation. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone and those affected by today’s Boston marathon tragedy. Jesus, be a fence.”
I quietly said to God, “The world is in need of fervent prayer not only today, but every day. As the enemy continues to make his way, into the lives of innocent people only to fulfill, what you have presented in your Word that will be fulfilled.
I don’t have a lot to say. I only ask that everyone keep the victims in your thoughts and prayers. Please pray. There’s so much going on in the world today. And sadly, is something God’s Word tells us must occur even though we continue to see it every day.
Jesus is coming back again one day. Be less concerned with the date or when. Rather, be prepared when he comes again. Be consistent as you live God’s way. Thereby, no matter what when He comes that day. In glory, he will claim you as his own. Don’t waste precious time looking at other people to blame. Look to God. Glorify his name.
Until then, know that there is no pain God cannot heal no sorrow He cannot comfort. God is the Father of mercies and of all our pain, sorrow, and comfort. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). Boston, we are praying for you.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims of today’s explosions in Boston and the nation. May God send comfort, divine healing, and restoration. “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”
Be blessed! -JD
Matthew 24:3-6 “As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming out of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.”
- Trusting Jesus: The Boston Marathon Bombing…. (theadventuresofprincesssophia.wordpress.com)
- Comforting Boston (csmonitor.com)
- Mars Hill Pastor David Fairchild, Joyce Meyer, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, and Others Offer Prayers for Victims of Boston Bombing (blackchristiannews.com)
- A prayer in light of the Boston Marathon bombings (wordinseasonministry.wordpress.com)