It is easy to forget the tragedies when they come one after another.
Japan goes through an earthquake, tsunami, and nucleur meltdown – but our attention and prayers are distracted by Libya, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, London riots, and our country’s spending (8 times our revenue!), and a wife’s broken leg and friend’s cancer and aging parents and a son who is moving to the Middle East and etc, etc, etc.
Yesterday, a Japanese member of the Orchard wrote me a note. It simply says,
“Please pray for Japan. More than 220,000 people who are suffering as a result of this tragedy. Pray for Prime Minister Kan, and other leaders.”
It was a good reminder.
Only a sovereign God can handle the heart-break and pain of this sick and dying world. And he does answer prayer.