One of the things that terrorism, like the Patriot’s Day bombing in Boston, brings to the foreground is that it confronts us with the reality that our security is not guaranteed.

While there may be things that we can do to improve security, the usual response is to look to human institutions for our security. This is reflected in Psalm 20:7

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

It is not that God will protect us when men cannot. It is that God protects us in ways that men cannot. For those who have faith in Christ we have the comfort of knowing that whatever happens to us in this world is under God’s control. We can rest in Him knowing that we shall arrive safely in heaven no matter what happens on earth.

As the writer to the Hebrews reminds us;

For He Himself has said,

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say:
“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?”

 

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