Thursday, April 18, 2013

2 explosions and 3 letters

I don't try to keep abreast with all the news on my blog, because others have so much more time to do it and do it so much better. Two explosions -- in Boston, Massachusetts and West, Texas -- are in the news, as well as letters containing poison.

I posted on the Boston Marathon explosions elsewhere, but just want to make a few brief comments. First, my our prayers continue to go out to those who were injured, to the families of those killed, and to the city which is recovering from this jolting experience. According to Yahoo News, there has been a breakthrough in the case. The FBI has two suspects. They have released photos of these suspects and are asking for the public's help in identifying them.

A suspect has been arrested in connection with 3 poison letters sent to governmental officials, including the President of the United States.

In the small central Texas town of West, a fertilizer plant explosion rocked the town last night. Early reports suggested up to 15 dead after fire and blast at West Fertilizer Company. Some of the firefighters who first responded to the fire are still missing. There is no indication of foul play; this is probably just an industrial accident. The total amount of injured is comparable to those injured in Boston.

O God, our help in ages past, 
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home...

O God, our help in ages past, 
Our hope for years to come,
Be thou our guide while troubles last,
and our eternal home! 

(Isaac Watts)

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