I always struggle in times horror and carnage, maybe you do too.
I search the Holy Bible for understanding, Psalms comes about as close to describe the human abomination in the events at Nice, France today.
Psalm 14 English Standard Version (ESV)
14:1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,
there is none who does good.
2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,
to see if there are any who understand,[a]
who seek after God.
3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
there is none who does good,
not even one.
4 Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers
who eat up my people as they eat bread
and do not call upon the Lord?
5 There they are in great terror,
for God is with the generation of the righteous.
6 You would shame the plans of the poor,
but[b] the Lord is his refuge.
7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people,
let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
I can't imagine a kind heart reading verse one and not see the events of today as “abominably deeds”!
Verses 2 through 4 describes God looking down on “corruption & evildoers” The following verses talk of the God of the righteous and the Lord of Salvation.
May we agree the God of Martin Luther, Sister Teresa and Billy Graham is a God of mercy, refuge and salvation.
Not the god of “abominable deeds”.
May we pray our God of grace and mercy and salvation receive the souls of the innocent lives killed by the evildoers today. Lord God heal the injured and hurting, comfort the grieving and mourning of the living.
We Pray for the Peace that surpasses our understanding that comes from a loving Savior in Christ Jesus, Amen!