The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18, ESV
A lighter post was in the works for today, but now it doesn't seem appropriate. Some "sparrows" fell in Boston this afternoon, and more lost their wings. May the Lord bring comfort and peace to all present and to all whose loved ones were killed or injured in this bombing. May He direct and give wisdom to the law enforcement officials trying to sort out the truth in this sad event. He is near to the brokenhearted, so very near. If your heart is broken for whatever reason today, your spirit crushed, may you know His nearness in a special, personalized way through the mercies of the Eternal Redeemer, our Lord Jesus Christ.
The sparrow reference is from the post, Beneath God's Gaze, from last week.
Other posts on God's nearness and compassion include these:
The Wiper of Our Tears