Friday, July 08, 2005
Even though I had been expecting something like this to happen sooner or later, it winded me when it did. It was vaguely surreal hearing the news at work yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the relatives of the victims of the bombings. I am also praying for Christians who have the opportunity to bring God's light into this situation. Please pray that the animosity that exists towards many ethnic communities in Britain does not spiral out of control. At a time like this people are looking for scapegoats to take their anger out on. I know that many Christians will rush to point out that this is the fault of Islam. There is some truth in that, but we mustn't forget that the overwhelming majority of British Muslims are probably as repulsed by these horrible crimes as we are. Please pray for wisdom, grace and courage for Christians who have the only resources that can really cope in the face of such radical evil.