Watching a number of newscasts recount the horror of yesterday’s bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, I found myself noticing what was also happening – humanity rushing in to help.
The community that prepared for the race, either ran in it or supported and cheered those running, was united in the immediate response of aid and prayer in the tragic aftermath. The Boston Athletic Association, manager of the marathon since it’s first race in 1897, in a statement last night, “extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in any way by today’s events…We would like to thank the countless people from around the world who have reached out to support us today.”
Jesus, no stranger to terrorism, said “You would have no power over me at all unless it were given to you from above.” And there are many whose prayers today reflect that same truth.
Those who attempted to destroy the spirit the Boston Marathon embodies of community, hard work, overcoming limitation, perseverance and triumph did not succeed.
The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Westport will be dedicating a service of music, scriptural readings, prayer and healing remarks Wednesday evening, April 17th from 7:30pm – 8:30pm, to the city of Boston.
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