So we are listening to the news. For the second time this week members of Canada’s military have been targeted.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

When Canada announced it would send aircraft to join in the war against ISIL (The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) threats directly at Canada were made. Is this the result? We don’t know yet.

Monday two Canadian soldiers were run down by a vehicle, and one has died. The driver, believed to be a Canadian radicalized by Islamic extremists, was killed by police in a confrontation.

This morning just before 10am a soldier on guard at the National War Memorial was shot. The perpetrator then entered our Parliament Building and dozens of shots were fired inside. The Prime Minister and other leaders were evacuated to safety. Some other elected members were also evacuated, but some were not, as we heard it. The whole of our capital city’s downtown is in lock down.

While Canada has never backed away from its international responsibilities this would be the first time since World War 2 that the conflict has erupted on our own soil.

May God hold on to those bereaved, hold up those under duress in lock down, hold out wisdom to those who deal with this crisis.

“I’ve told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you’ll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 God’s Word©).