In a split second, our lives can change forever. Sadly, some of these changes bring tears, grief, loss and hardships. A few days ago, we saw a senseless, horrible act of terror in Boston. Lives were lost, people were badly hurt, hearts were broken and traumatized. The entire nation grieved, prayed and held hands in unity to show their support for those who didn’t make it, for those who are still battling for their lives and limbs, for families who will never again have the chance to see their love ones.
We barely awakened from the nightmare in Boston when a peaceful town of West in Waco Texas was shaken by a chemical explosion that will too forever change their lives. The town is mourning both from loss of lives and from the unimaginable devastation the explosion has created. The search continues for the missing which gives everyone the much-needed hope.
I told my wife the horrible news as soon as I arrived from work. She was in shock. She can’t believe that about 3 hours from our home, a deadly, massive explosion had happen. As I watched the news, I can’t help but tear up. It was something that could happen to anyone, anywhere.
So, today, I wish to offer this post to the people whose lives are forever change by these tragedies. I hope and pray that soon healing will come, that the pain they are going through will go away with the passing of time, that peace, justice, forgiveness, joy and love will come to those who needed them the most. We can no longer pretend to be blind or indifferent to the negative changes around us. We can no longer be passive and just go our usual ways. It’s time to wake up, be aware, to respond and join hearts with one unwavering faith. To work together as a solid community that seeks to uphold what is good and just.
- Explosion at fertiliser plant near Waco Texas (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- Fertilizer plant explodes near Waco, Texas (theatlanticwire.com)
- Meet the Man Who Witnessed Both the Boston Bombing and the Waco Explosion (theatlanticwire.com)
- Helping in Tragedy (kswpgoodfriends.wordpress.com)
- Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Caught On Camera [VIDEO] (wild941.cbslocal.com)
- Explosion Outside Waco, Texas; Injuries Reported (fox17online.com)