Shattered Glass…Imagine…

Take a look at this picture. What do you see? If you look carefully in the background, you’ll see that the back window is smashed and there is glass on the inside. Whatever shattered the glass was on the outside traveling into the car – otherwise, had the object that shattered it been inside traveling outward, the glass would have been outside, right?

What shattered the glass? That is quite frightening, when you look at the picture. The answer is a bullet -fired at the car. The bullet came from Gaza yesterday – without warning, without a thought as to who was in the car.

Now look at the foreground of the picture. You probably have already – and noticed the baby seat(s). The car was empty when they fired at it. No one was hurt. Imagine, though, if a baby had been in the car, or two babies, because there are two seats.

I can’t tell for sure, but it looks like there are small pieces of glass on the baby seat. Maybe it’s cereal. I hope it is. It doesn’t change the horror of what could have been. That’s where the baby would have been. A bullet going through the glass would shatter the window with enough force to propel the glass inwards…imagine a child in that seat.

Imagine, though it is painful and horrifying and unimaginable – imagine if it was your child, your car, your country.

This is terrorism – firing at a car without any knowledge (or caring) as to who or what is inside. This time, with the grace of God and the miracles we see almost daily here, this time, the car was empty.

When the Palestinians quote numbers and their numbers of injured are higher than ours – remember two important things:

  1. Who is included in their numbers – what was that person doing when he/she was injured. Was he traveling in a civilian car…or was he firing a rocket.
  2. By the grace of God, and not the Palestinians gunman, no child was hurt this time. The credit does not go to the shooter. 

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