Saturday, April 20, 2013

Boston

Wow.  It's hard to find any words to say regarding the whole Boston marathon bombing.  Boston will always have a special place in my heart as I spent seven years living there... I really grew in my relationship with my Lord and Savior there... I met my husband there... in fact, he ran the Boston marathon as a "bandit" the year I met him (it was a college thing to do).

It's been surreal reading all the updates on all the happenings up there.  Instead of google or cnn I've just been reading friends' updates on facebook.  I am glad for the safety of my friends up there.  However, my heart does break for the those who lost their lives and those seriously injured.

Hats off to the MIT cop.  Crazy... he was shot at my old college campus near building 32! (All MIT buildings are numbered... we never called them by names)

As a mom, the story of the eight year old boy especially tugged at my heart.  It reminded me of all those other children who lost their lives not too long ago... also due to violence.  Life is fragile and unpredictable.  I would be a very nervous and anxious mom if it weren't for the hope and faith I have in my Savior.

One of my favorite verses that reminds me of what's to come is from Revelations 21, promising no more crying or pain.
 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

I also really like this Keith Green quote:
“You know, I look around at the world and I see all the beauty that God made. I see the forest and the trees and all the things. And it says in the Bible that He made them in six days, and I don’t know if they’re a literal six days or not. Scientists would say no; some theologians would say yes; it doesn’t matter to me. But I know that Jesus Christ has been preparing a home for me, and for some of you, for two thousand years. And if this world took six days, and that home took two thousand years, … this is living in a garbage can compared to what’s going up there.” 

And I truly believe... as Stephen Curtis Chapman's song says, there's "More to this Life"

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