All of this can only lead a believer to reflect deeply on how much our lives, and our plans, are in God's hands. Hopefully, this will lead Christians here to commend themselves anew into God's care, cry out to him for help in their time of need, and plead (and work) also for our neighbours' safety and welfare. It might also lead people generally to contemplate the transcience of life in this world and where ultimate security is to be found.
Whoever lives under the shelter of the Most High
will remain in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD, “You are my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Ps 91: 1-2, (God's Word Translation).
-- Mark Henderson