Friday, August 3, 2007

The Minnesota Bridge Collapse

Americans take a uniquely optimistic view of tragedy. We look for the silver lining. We congratulate ourselves on our generosity and our “coming together” to support one another. We are thankful that the result was not any worse.

Last night I sat glued to the television set as the story of the bridge collapse in Minneapolis unfolded. On Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor”, a father stood by his daughter and spoke of “the Hand of God” reaching down and placing his daughter’s school bus (pictured above) within safety while the bridge beneath fell into the Mississippi River.
I just read that the children were on their way back from a swimming field trip. Just think about that for a minute. This story is so unreal. The school bus landed on all four wheels. Like in a movie, where the unspoken rule is to not let harm come to the children. We all breathe a sigh of relief. If the young ones are okay, all is well in the world.

Tonight my prayers go out to the victims of the Minnesota bridge collapse, and for their families. I pray for safe travel for families as they vacation this summer. As school approaches, I pray for the safety of children on school buses everywhere.

1 comment:

Joanna said...

You have such a big heart, you are deeply compassionate, and you are quite the prayer warrior. I love that about my sister.