We all wake up every morning hopeful that the day will go according to plan. When evening comes we say “goodnight, see you tomorrow.” Then we go to sleep having made plans for the next day. So what if one day things didn’t go as planned?
January 15th 2019 began as a normal day, people reported to work in the morning, meetings set and schedules set for the day. It seemed like the day was going fine when suddenly a loud explosion was heard at Dusit D2 Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi.
Jane who works at Konza Technopolis Development Authority hosted in Dusit hotel had gone to work normally to hold a scheduled meeting with her colleagues. As they were settling in to begin their meeting, they heard a loud bang that sounded like an explosion but they were not sure what was happening. Shortly after that the explosions intensified. On peeping through the windows they noticed people running helter skelter and the loud blasts continued. Everyone had to scatter and try to find their way out of the building and that was the story of many Kenyans who were either working at Dusit D2 building, doing business transactions or in the environs.
Ms. Sena Chabari, a trauma healing counselor from Bible Society of Kenya was present at the scene offering counselling services to the affected. She not only offered words of encouragement, she went an extra mile to massage the feet of the affected. As much her leg was hurt and limping she felt the terror survivors needed more encouragement than herself. She was grateful that she could at least walk while others had lost their lives or fighting for their lives in hospital. The trauma counselors offered encouragement to many people who were so depressed and sad after the incidence.
Unfortunately, the sad reality of today is that there are those who will stop at nothing but to bring chaos to the world. Sadly they succeed sometimes. In the darkness, however, we must not forget there is always hope and light at the end of the tunnel. Psalm 147:3 says He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. Our encouragement comes from the Word of God which is true and timeless.
Though 21 people lost their lives and scores injured, we continue to put out hope in God who knows everything.
May the Lord of all comfort grant peace to the families and friends of those who were affected in one way or another. Let us continue to uphold each other in prayer and look out for opportunities to be of help and comfort to our neighbors.
Let’ be encouraged to know that nothing shall separate us from the love of Christ. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? (Romans 8:28)