As mentioned yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I spent time with my church family. It was a truly wonderful time!
After arriving home, I went online and did some computer work. Including writing a few LwL entries, that will be posted later in the week.
When I went on Facebook (FB), a blogging friend of mine, Alvin Rauh who writes Simply Alvin (see a link on my blog reading list below), shared a link to his blog.
The entry Alvin shared with me was entitled, WE REMEMBER. WE WILL NEVER FORGET. Here is a link so you can read what he wrote and published online: http://simplyalvin.blogspot.ca/2015/04/we-remember-we-will-never-forget.html
If you took the time to read that entry, you'll know that the reference to remembering and never forgetting, had to do with it being the 20th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing. In fact, Alvin used a pic that I'm sharing with you, today.
One thing I enjoyed about Alvin's blog entry, wasn't just the remembrance of the bombing. I enjoyed the writing he did, even though he uses another name, of Adalwin, rather than his own name, when doing poetry, etc.
After reading Alvin's blog entry, I prayed. And, went online and found another site that interested me.
The site is by theguardian.com and the posting was entitled, Oklahoma City Bombing: 20 years later, key questions remain unanswered. Here is the link, so you can check it out: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/13/oklahoma-city-bombing-20-years-later-key-questions-remain-unanswered.
Something that struck me, was the fact that even until today, no one knows who was behind those two (2) men, who were blamed for that bombing that killed 168 people.
In that article, it was made clear that no one knows if there was other people involved in this bombing. Or, if a group behind what was done.
Being 20 years ago, things were different than today. Today, groups speak up and claim responsibility. Back then, no one did.
My heart breaks still, for those who were affected by this bombing. After all, many people lost family members. And, for why?
The only person who truly knows all the details, is God.
Even so, we must pray for those who still have broken hearts. And, ask God to give them grace.
Grace to be able to deal with the heartbreak, pain and suffering that many people are still experiencing.
Much like we read, in Hebrews 4:16, "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
Of course, the best thing that could happen to those who are suffering, who may not yet be believers in our Lord, Jesus Christ... would be for them to commit themselves to Him.
Not only would they gain salvation, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. But, they could then boldly come to the throne of grace, and obtain the mercy they need to be able to live through each day. Just like many of us need to do, when we lose loved ones.
It's not easy dealing with life issues.
But, God is there for us. Even when we feel alone, and in pain. For He will never leave us, nor forsake us. He'll be with us, even 'til the end of the age.
For this, I will always be thankful.
Until next time...
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