Yesterday our city had it's annual "Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony" in our downtown at Pioneer Square, which is commonly referred to as "Portland's Living Room". My parents used to attend this fun event and I have always wanted to go but large crowds make me kinda nervous, especially now that we have Emersyn.
Yesterday the FBI thwarted a terrorist attack on this event and it made national news. You can read the article here. A 19 year old young man purchased a fake bomb from an FBI associate who he though was affiliated with fellow terrorists and attempted to detonate it with his cell phone from a train station. I am so thankful for our law enforcement who was able to prevent this tragedy.
Honestly though, it scares me. I know that God is my shield and my protector but still, I have feared going to those kinds of events for that exact reason...large gatherings like that just seem like an obvious target for terrorism.
It's a scary world that I am raising my daughter in but I'm so thankful for the hope I have in my God.
Isaiah 41:10- 10So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."