After hearing the news of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium this morning, Alive Now editor Beth A. Richardson shared these powerful words:
We wake up to the news
Of another terrorist attack.
Ordinary people doing ordinary things.
Lives changed forever.
This place seems so far away this morning.
But we are joined in our fear,
Our horror, our grief,
Our powerlessness to stop the evil of this world.
And yet, in this week, we remember
That though there is evil in this world
There is a Love that is greater.
There is a Love that overcomes even death.
This world, so large,
Yet so small.
We are joined together across the globe
In our ordinary human lives.
For those who suffer, send comfort.
For those who fear, send presence.
For those who grieve, send healing love.
God, in your mercy, hear our prayers.