The past month has been brutal. An unexpected tragedy knocked me off my feet and consumed me. Life stopped. Questions came. Fear set in. Two weeks later, bombs exploded in the crowds gathered at the Boston marathon followed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas.
I found myself buried beneath the weight of grief and confusion that I just couldn’t shake. I wept and prayed and sought God for comfort and some sort of closure so that I could move ahead.
God’s Truth is my answer.
Every single time.
I knew God held the answer and so I chased Him. The more I sought, the more He revealed. And over time, His words somehow soothed the broken places and pushed me ahead.
And now for the rest of the story. . .
my wonderful surprise. During my studies this past Thursday I come across an article written by Ravi Zacharias—my mentor from afar. So moved and encouraged, I wept over the pages. Needing just a bit more, I went to the RZIM website for a quick listen of his latest podcast. It’s there I learned he would be speaking the following night just a few miles away. I’d listened to his Let My People Think broadcast forever. I’d read his books and articles. And now he would be just around the corner speaking for free–NO TICKETS REQUIRED.
So last Friday, I spent my evening with Ravi Zacharias. I could hardly contain myself. I felt so blessed and encouraged. It wasn’t Ravi Zacharias that made the difference. Though brilliant, he’s human like the rest of us. Rather, it was his testimony. He has seen devastation around the globe and he’s bombarded with difficult questions. Still, he continues sharing God’s truth all over the world.
Last weekend, God used a man’s obedience and commitment as an example. In those moments God wrapped His arms around me and reminded me of my own purpose to share His message with a hurting world.
So Friday, God surprised me. And now I’m eager to plow ahead in His Truth.
How about you? Has God surprised you lately? Share your experience with us!
Ravi’s Response to the Boston Tragedy
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