The words of Christ, the peace of his promises and the unshakable love that he both offers and bestows in us -- are our hope. Sure and steadfast, firm and unmoving.
We live about a mile from where the Ramblas attack happened this afternoon, the sirens are still wailing past our house. We walk those streets.
To be honest, we moved to this city knowing that this day would very likely come. And that we could be walking the streets when it did. Almost every time I am in a crowd with my children, I consider the possibility. Today, it happened. We were in a museum looking at dinosaurs with my mom, who flew in yesterday. In God's mercy, we are safe.
Many were not.
Pray for the peace of Christ to break into this darkness. And remember with us that we already know the end of the story. Evil does not win. Cowards will not reign.
The God of Justice and Might sent a Rescuer. He wins. And all eternity is in His care.