Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Attacks in Mumbai

As I am sure many of you are aware, on Tuesday eight bombs exploded on trains and in stations in Mumbai’s western rail line. These explosions came during rush hour (between 6:00-7:00p.m.) and have killed nearly 200 people and injured over 700 more. No one has yet to come forward to accept responsibility for these attacks. Undoubtedly the death toll will continue to rise in the coming weeks. The true extent of the loss of lie will never fully be known. Many families have lost their only income-earning member. Also, with the long distance commute now crippled, many day-labourers will be unable to support their families.

Today, only one day after the attacks, people in Mumbai returned to work and used all forms of public transit. Please pray that this spirit of bravery would continue through the coming days. Pray for those families who have lost loved ones. It is my sincere hope that in their time of grief that God would bring someone into their life who would share His love with them. Also, pray for the continued safety of those in Mumbai who were battling the effects of the monsoon season before these attacks took place. We must remember that even when we are taken by surprise and shocked by tragedy, God is still in control.