In the face of the Terror at Boston one might be inclined toward despair… please do not do it. Rather be inclined toward hope. Yes evil tends to make a big splash. It erupts quickly. It hurts. It leaves terrible damage in its wake and lingering pain for years and years. Still it cannot vanquish that which is good.
I offer two lines of evidence:
First, watch the videos of the Boston attack. Not ten seconds passed before heroes chased confusion from their hearts and minds. They were true first responders. Some in uniform. Most civilian. Some, I’m sure, acted out of training. Others from instinct. All from character. They are the “good’ who run toward chaos when evil thinks to overcome.
Second, never stop considering the Lord. In the face of centuries of evil–some beyond description–he runs continuously to those in need of rescue. From ultimate salvation to a brief moment in time, he responds. This is why the Apostle John said, “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
We witnessed darkness at the Boston Marathon, but we witnessed greater light in and through the heroes of the attack on the Boston Marathon. We have and we will witness darkness in our own marathons, but we can witness greater light in and through the ultimate First Responder. Stay hopeful my friends.