After all the events that have occurred within the past 24 hours, I’m just in total disbelief. Yesterday morning, 150+ citizens of Paris woke up and went through their day normally. Most of them were probably looking forward to something in the future; a wedding, graduation, party, etc. Those 150+ did not return home. Yesterday morning, the citizens of southeastern Japan had a very rude awakening as they were hit with a 7.0 earthquake. Yesterday in Baghdad while mourning the loss of someone, a suicide bomber killed at least 19 people. Yesterday morning, a few children in Lebanon never had the chance to say goodbye to their parents because of two suicide bombers who killed 44 people. Right now, we need God more than ever. If anyone is capable of fixing this, its Him. I encourage you all to pray, right now, for everyone affected by todays tragedies.
much to mourn this week from the continuing crisis in Syria, Iraq, and
Nigeria, to the earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, to the slaying of
Prince George County Fire Fighter John Ulmshneider, but no matter how
dark the world seems, whether it be nature or by our own hands, there is
always a sunrise, and there is always a new day. We must mourn those
lost and take a brief moment to reflect on these tragedies, but we then
turn our focus to those who survive, to those who still need us, and we
uplift them to make the world a better place for all. This is the cause
of man, this is the purpose of life. We live through disaster and
destruction, we learn and we grow, but most importantly, we love. Let
our hearts be heavy for the plight of our fellow man today, but let us
also find hope in the wonders of this great planet.