The carnage and realism of the past week in watching what the Parisians went through brought back memories of when terrorists blew up the buildings that we worked in Frankfort, Germany while in the military. I remember looking at the terror-stricken faces of the civilians as I headed to the explosions in my battle gear while riding in the only transportation I could find in all the chaos, a trolley car. As I looked into the eyes of the people around me I could see in them fear and terror. The security of a world they knew was starting to unravel very quickly. I myself, searched hard at that time for answers as well. Seeing death and destruction, as well as the fear that another bomb might go off at anytime weighed on everyone continually in the hours, days and months to come.
This enemy is one that you cannot see to fight; they live in the shadows and take innocent lives with no thought to the cost of their actions. Their values are such that the common man cannot comprehend such lunacy. They are more afraid of life than death.
It is during these times one realizes that the only rock we have to rely on is our faith in Jesus Christ. Truth can be different things to different people, and as such, there are no absolutes found in the world, that is, outside of the Bible and God's word. Jesus is the source of life, liberty and justice. And this can only take place if we put our lives into his hands and not that of the world.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:12-13