Not being personally connected to anyone of the incident, I know it is not the same for me as it would be for one that it has personally touched. I pray that God will give comfort and lives will be moved to trust in Him during this time.
What seems to linger in my thoughts is the fact that these people were unaware. They were living life as if they had many years to go, as they should have. But in a moment, the twinkling of an eye, everything changed. Some went out into eternity while others will have this image live in them for as long as they live.
Do we ever think that today could be the day with meet Christ? I am not just talking about the lost, but also the saved.
To the one that has not trusted in Christ, I ask you to consider Him as Savior. He does not ask you to clean up your life first, but to come to Him that He may clean it up. Please trust Him today, for there may not be a tomorrow.
To the one that professes Christ, I ask that you consider you will face Christ. Will you die in your sin or will you meet Him while in service? Will you be ashamed as to where He finds you?
Pray for the people affected by this incident and pray that it will bring people to Christ!