If you are like me, which multitudes around the earth are, you woke up this morning to devastating reports of another terrorist attack, this time in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Lives forever altered as bombs exploded in the airport and metro system and the injury list and death toll grew. Grows.
While in bed praying my morning prayer being sure to include all suffering from these horrendous acts, I also prayed that my friends and their guests in Belgium are still able to commemorate one of thee most sacred nights of the year (this year it falls on tomorrow, March 23rd after sundown), along with more than eight million others across the globe: the celebration of the Lord’s Evening Meal.
Because what that celebration underscores is a time when no one will have to be in fear of terrorist attacks such as that experienced this morning in Brussels, or here in the United States on 9/11 and many times after, or in places across the world that unfortunately will never have news cameras and public outrage and flashing lights to shine on the atrocities committed there every single day.
What this special event occurring worldwide in almost every language on the evening of March 23rd focuses on is the only solution to the problems mankind faces, despite race, age, nationality, affiliation, or financial status. Everyone can benefit, and everyone is invited. It is free of charge, and there is no collection taken. Even though I will be on travel this week, I will attend in Texas. Nothing will stand in the way of my attendance as I want to reflect on the great sacrifices made on our behalf, and the promises soon to be fulfilled that we so desperately need. Regardless of your personal beliefs, I think it’s safe to say most everyone is desirous of change. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Why not do something different tomorrow and attend as well?
To find the location nearest you, please visit www.jw.org. You will be warmly welcomed.
My heart and prayers are with those suffering in Brussels and worldwide. And I look forward to the time when the words of Revelation 21:4 will be fulfilled.
“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
– Revelations 21: 4
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