So, Osama bin Laden is dead.
We all remember where we were when we began hearing the news on the morning of 11th September 2001. Who of us can ever forget the images of the plane flying into the second tower? The memory of our own emotions will never die.
President Obama says that today is a good day for America and that the world is, today, as safer place.
I want to believe this is true. But the truth is that, despite the fact that Osama is dead, his legacy lives on. I would be amazed if his death does not ignite enthusiasm in many who would follow in his footsteps.
My thoughts are with those who lost loved ones on 9/11. This day may have some satisfaction, but nothing can undo their sorrow. Nothing can bring their loved ones back. Today's news will be bittersweet.
I am also so thankful that no American SEALs were killed in the operation. Without doubt, this was an incredible operation and for them all to return to base safely is such an achievement.
We now pray for our armed forces, still in Afghanistan and in Iraq.
We pray for those who are still sorrowing for loved ones killed by terrorists, whether in the USA or on our London streets.
And we pray for our leaders, that they would be wise in the decisions they make.