If you have turned on any news channel (especially CNN, because it has not shown any other news), you will know or have heard about the terrible tragedy happening in India ever since Wednesday. Multiple and continuous attacks left over 150 dead and hundreds injured. I continue to watch CNN and read the news, but up to a point… it begins to just give me a headache. I can’t keep up and I don’t understand.
I don’t know what to do with myself. I’m not in the mood to sleep, all I want to do is press refresh on CNN. Yes, I know there is nothing I can do. Yet it feels like a knife just went through me and I’m trying hard to keep it beating. Don’t try to tell me it’ll all be okay. Because it’s not, and I don’t even begin to understand how everyone involved is feeling. Hostages, family members, those in hiding.
We live in a tough world, there’s always going to be problems. But is the financial crisis not enough? Is the Thai internal conflict not enough? Suddenly, I turn on the TV and my eyes are focused on a little box on the bottom of the screen that said 101 dead, 300 injured. And the numbers continue to increase. Terrorist are still in major hotels.. guns and grenades continue to go off.
“But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.” Psalm 39:7