“So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them.” Matthew 4:24
Even Jesus could not heal the wounds and pains from the recent tragedy in Nice, France. It is hard to imagine a big semi-truck speeding toward you like a freight train with no way of escaping it in the crowds. I wish the media did not feel compelled to show this destruction for hours at a time, as I fee terrorists are happy to see the pain they have caused. We can only suspect they thrive on planting fear in people and encouraging other deranged people to do harm for whatever cause they have.
And, with so many incidents around the world, one never knows where the next one might occur. I refuse to let the terrorists win over my desire to travel. In 2018 I plan to travel to Norway with my Twedt cousins and then on to Istanbul to see my Turkish son’s (exchange student) new baby. I will need to be wise as to where I go and not set myself up for problems.
Jesus is now called to task to heal the sick hearts and souls of those affected by the insane acts of one person (or more). Unfortunately, he can’t do it overnight.
Dear Lord, hover over those who experience tragedy to help them find peace in the process of their suffering. Amen.