I’ll be honest.  My stomach has been in knots since hearing about the explosions in Boston.

It’s another one of those events that becomes a permanent fixture in your mind.  Remembering that I was home from school with the flu the day the Challenger exploded.  Recalling the events of 9/11, realizing the mom of the family I cared for was flying that day, then waiting several hours to hear from her.

I’m sad that sometimes I hear about an event like this and I’m no longer surprised.

I will be honest.  My first reaction to the news wasn’t shock.  I was angry.  So out-of-my-mind angry that something like this happened again.


I saw the photo of the beautiful 8 year old boy that and instantly broke down.  The anger was quickly replaced with compassion.  I can not even imagine what his family is going through. 

If you are a parent of a young child, I’m sure you felt the same.  I thought of my own little ones.  I thought of how I’d feel if either of them were an innocent bystander in such a tragedy.  I’m leaning on this verse this week.



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One comment on “Innocent Bystander {Into the Word Wednesday}

  1. momstheword

    I remember those events as well. You can’t NOT remember them.

    Yes, you really feel it when you’re a parent. My friend’s two kids were actually AT the marathon that day. She had some anxious moments until she heard from them but they’re fine.

    I just can’t imagine the loss these family and friends are feeling right now. Not to mention the pain and suffering of those who were seriously injured.

    I am just thankful that we have a big God who loves us and is in control.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the “Making Your Home Sing Monday” linky party today! :)

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