"Be still, and know that I am God."
Tonight, this verse seems quite appropriate, given the last 24 hours in Oklahoma. We all struggle to understand why such horrific events happen, especially when they result in the death of children.
I've often wondered whether it is easier for people of faith to deal with these situations that is for agnostics and atheists. I suspect that in the end, we all find our own way to mentally comprehend and emotionally heal from such events, regardless of our choice of faith.
One of the things that heartens me at times like this is knowing that there are others who disrupt their work and personal lives to provide assistance to others in need. As we see first responders and other emergency volunteers rush into harm's way this evening, we take comfort knowing that people will be there to help us when we need it.
Be still. The Lord is with us.