A lot happened while I slept last night—sad stuff and I wish it hadn’t happened. The largest earthquake to hit Japan in recorded history occurred and now the threat of aftershocks and tsunamis in Hawaii and the west coast. The Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake was horrible and many lives were lost and there was so much damage. Australia is still under flooding and in other parts of the world other things are happening and it just makes you wonder what all is going on with Mother Nature. I guess I feel pretty isolated here in Iowa—-no earthquakes or flooding or natural disasters here at the moment but it does not lessen my concern for others who are affected by these horrible events.
It has been a kind of tough couple of days for me—got a few things going on that have me a little on edge but when something major like this happens in the world it kind of helps me to refocus and think about others instead of poor little me, you know? My world seems very small at times. I am so grateful for the technology that we have that allows us to have real time coverage of events all around the world. It somehow makes things more real and helps me to focus on others and what is going on in their world rather than having a pity party for myself. I am grateful for that.
So what do I do for those in Japan and those who will most likely lose homes and suffer injuries in the resulting tsunamis?? Pray. Pray without ceasing for their safety and for the safety of their loved ones. It is about all I can do at the moment but I take comfort in the fact that I have a faith that allows me to lift others up in prayer . The world can be a scary place sometimes but today I pray that it is a little less scary for those in Japan and the other areas that are sure to be affected by the after effects of this earthquake. God is there.