It had to happen.
Recently, I was talking to a friend and she reminded me that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to his righteousness.
She said that, as she reflected on the attacks, she has accepted that it had to happen if God were to use her pain to help heal others.
Yesterday, I shared that God already knows what will happen, nothing takes him by surprise. And therefore, he already has a plan for all the negative (and positive) events which have happened/will happento us. His plan says that it will work for our good.
I serve a God who will take everything (good, bad, ugly, unspeakable) and turn it around so that they work in our favour. What a God!