The car travelling on the wrong side of the road crashed into the coach full of school children. Two children were killed and many injured. One lad waiting to be rescued with blood streaming down his face cried out ‘Is this really happening?
In times of tragedy or bereavement to can feel like the young lad. We, too, cry out to God, ‘Is this really happening?’ That is when God speaks to us ‘Don’t be afraid, I am with you.’ It has been said that words of comfort occur 365 times in the Bible, one for every day of the year. God knew that we were going to meet troubles.
Sadness and sorrow will surely come to us but we don’t have to cope alone. We have a Saviour to contact who mourns with us and who understands.