On days like today, with the news of the Boston Marathon bombings I have no words. They escape my mind and a fog of confusion enters, where the questions exceed the answers.
These moments are the ones where my faith acts as the safety net in my tight rope walk of life. Alone I navigate the rope, high above, wind blowing me about. I know that net will catch me, but the quivering of my feet, the fluttering of my heart and the staggering of my body are much more exaggerated on days like today. Even more terrifying is the truth that I do not venture through this life alone, instead I have three children, 3 souls, 3 innocent spirits toppled on my back making my journey that much more laborious, I feel the pressure to buckle that much greater. The crushing weight of news like bombings, murders, genocide, famine, slavery… how will I make it to the other side of the wire?
I may not know the answer, but I do know the net that lies beneath me can bare my weight. It can catch my children, it can catch my family. HE alone is greater than I, and HE knows all things.
I may not understand.
I may be inclined to fear.
I may hug my children tighter tonight.
My heart may race a few beats faster.
My throat may tighten.
My temperature may rise.
But I know justice is God’s to seek.
But I know power is given to me in authority of Jesus the Christ.
But I know my faith exceeds my confusion.
In times like today I rely on the truth sang in this old hymn.