Many people were killed today in Brussels, Belgium, due to a devastating terrorist attack. They were taken from family and friends who loved them deeply. They were immigrants and europeans; moms and dads; daughters and sons. Each of them were part of one European family.
“It is a difficult and challenging time, and we should face all that being united", so the Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel.
There is chaos and confusion in Brussels. Adventist church members, EUD colleagues, Union Officers & Church employees have not been affected so far.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the terrorist attack. May our prayers and thoughts comfort them in this time of pain, anger and sadness. May our love gather them in an encompassing hug. We also pray that the Lord, our God, may fill their hearts with the certainty of eternal life, in which we will live with joy and gladness in brotherly communion. Death and pain will be no more!
Firm and unconditional is our condemnation of all acts of terror, violence and oppression. May weapons, hate and violence cease! No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism. We are all brothers and sisters, children of one same Father.
We encourage Adventist members to draw close to all who are suffering, in these times of great anguish.