"The radical group ISIS has released a video it says shows American aid worker Peter Kassig being beheaded in Syria."*
Shock from the words of this story gave deep perspective to the headache I've been dealing with on and off for almost two weeks. I've dealt with migraines for as long as I can remember and at one time or another the intensity of the pain has left me saying, "Just cut my head off."
If reports are true, Peter literally dealt with the blow of this awful ending. Why, how and many so many other questions flood the minds of the nation as we deal with this atrocious news.
The first thought that struck me after reading this story was a sense of gratitude and thankfulness for my head. Despite my pain, I was not dealing with the circumstance Peter had to endure. Even though I am physically and emotionally exhausted from the pain, I could only have an attitude of thankfulness to my Heavenly Father because I knew there were others in far worse circumstances than me.
Thank you Lord for my head.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Kassig family during this nightmare, and I pray for comfort and peace that only Jesus Christ can bring to tragedy and senseless actions.