I’m back in my office today after our trip south. When we were in the car last weekend I received a message from a friend regarding the murders here in Brockport and then more murders in Canangaigua. It was quite the shock, as our town and region aren’t usually the kind of places where such violent crime is committed. That was on top of the news of the plane crash in Clarence where 50 people perished near the Buffalo airport. And it may seem unrelated, but a blanket of snow is falling as I look out my window. It’s covering everything.
Our area is blanketed with sorrow, anger and loss. It’s covering everything. It’s hard to put into words how the families of the victims of these two violent incidents must feel, but our community is overwhelmed by the darkness of these tragedies.
I know that in the case of the plane crash that some of the dead were believers. Their families are grieving horribly, but they are trusting their loved one to the Lord. And that brings me to my point. When sorrow blankets a family, a community, a region, even a nation, the Lord shows Himself to be the answer every time. Where can you find peace, resolve, or even the understanding needed to overcome tragedy? It’s always found in Him. He gives hope, He gives assurance, He promises justice and He will be your Savior, if you call on Him. If you’re grieving, today or any day, call on the Lord and He will answer. His blessings, PB