But they didn't count on the spirit of the people of Boston. Some hailed from Beantown, others were "Bostonians" only for the day. During the aftermath of the bomb blasts, countless brave souls immediately helped each other. People who didn't know the person next to them, comforted and assisted them. They did what they could to nurse those who were bleeding and afraid. Through the next few hours, others who watched the horror on local television, opened up their homes to the families of the hundreds who were injured. They became the Hands and Feet of God to those in need.
It didn't stop at the Boston City Limits. People from all over the world, via the internet and television banded together and through their tips, assisted the authorities in finding the location of both suspects. Heroic officers from Watertown Police, Boston Police, and Massachusetts State Police banded together, along with the FBI and over the course of the next five days eventually overtook both men.
I could not imagine how many people all over the world have been praying, in the last week. Praying for those injured, for the families of those who lost their lives, and for the safety of the people of Boston through the apprehension of the men involved.
God heard. He heard and through the valor of these amazing people, they are now no longer a threat to society.
There are no answers for the 'whys' in peoples' minds. Evil exists in the world. It will eventually be Vanquished...but for now...it is here. We, who are Christians, have to hold onto the Hand of our LORD, Jesus Christ...just as small children held on to the hands of their parents, last Monday afternoon. Amid the turmoil and fear, we hold on tight and don't let go...not for anything. The catch phrase, "Boston Strong" will now have more meaning to those who live there. But as strong as the people of Boston are...God is Stronger. His Hand will never get tired. He will never let us go. We follow where He leads us, knowing He knows the Way. He will be there for us...even if we are injured and in despair...He is there. He promised it...and He cannot lie.
Deut. 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Matthew 28:20 "And remember that I am always with you until the end of time."