Monday, March 14, 2011
Pray for Japan......
The news has been on at our house constantly MSNBC, CNN, mostly or where ever footage of any latest news of Japan. My hubby's extended family is from a Fukuoka, Japan. It is on the southwest side of Japan. Although the earthquake and Tsunami hit the Northeast side of Japan this really hit home with us. The latest I heard as I walked out to leave for work was "100s of bodies washing up on shore", I gasped. Those words rang in my ears all the way to work. Fukushima and surrounding communities are not only having the challenges of aftershocks, complete destruction, missing, injured and death. I cannot imagine loved ones washing up on the shore; I am so devastatingly speechless and saddened. Arrive at work and saw that a second explosion at the nuclear power plant, now they are facing a possible nuclear disaster. As bad as Chernobyl?!
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” 1 Peter 5:6-10 (NKJV)
O Gracious Father, ....I know and trust that You are with these survivors and that You will guide the rescuers and volunteers. Give them strength, stamina, courage and grace to deal with all that they will uncover or discover. Father, give them words and the wisdom to protect their people from the radiation. Dear Lord, break the barriers of pride, so they can be honest and accept help. Open the door for full disclosure and transparency in the condition and stability of the nuclear reactors and radiation that may or is a health threat. Continue to bless this country with aid and the strength and resources to recover and healing. In Jesus' name...Amen!