Terrorist Attack in London

Ter­ror­ism has made a show of itself again, this time by caus­ing numer­ous explo­sions through­out Lon­don’s tran­sit sys­tems, caus­ing a dark shad­ow to be cast over the his­toric meet­ing of eight of the world’s most pow­er­ful lead­ers (the G8 sum­mit in Scot­land).

No doubt, these events — which obvi­ous­ly have caused (are caus­ing?) casu­al­ties and loss of lives — will fuel the wrath felt toward glob­al ter­ror­ist cells, and Prime Min­is­ter Blair and the British gov­ern­ment now have a bib­li­cal respon­si­bil­i­ty now to pun­ish the ter­ror­ists (1 Peter 2:14).

Indi­vid­u­al­ly, let us take this as an oppor­tu­ni­ty to pray not only for the vic­tims, but also for those who per­pe­trat­ed the attacks. Yes, it is easy to be angry in a sit­u­a­tion like this, but the love of Christ ought to over­shad­ow that anger, and we should give up our wrath (along with our cares, c.f. 1 Peter 5:7) to the Lord, for vengeance is his, and his alone (Romans 12:19).

May the Lord’s hand be at work in this situation.

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Rick Beckman