This eyewitness account of what happened on the ground 8 years ago today was disturbing but insightful. I was at work in a Stockbrokers call centre in Glasgow when it happened. We had large TV screens in the office and I remember seeing the scenes. I thought it was a movie or some kind of sick hoax. We all soon realised it was for real and were stunned into silence.
Watching this film about that terrible day was very hard. I wondered why God would allow so much suffering. My heart goes out to all those who have suffered as a result of such a horrific act of violence towards fellow humans. It is a dreadful reminder of how our world can be such an evil place and the fight we face. I am glad I watched it however. It is so vital to remember these events and the people who were victims of this tragedy. The footage served as a timely reminder of an event that changed lives, history and the world.
Today I pray for those families who have to get through today and the rest of their lives without loved ones. I thank God for his faithfulness to all those who believe in Him. Even in the midst of confusion God is there for us. We may not understand all that goes on in this world but we have Him to rely upon.
He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
Deuteronomy 32:4 NIV.