The pictures, which I'm sure most of you have seen by now, are horrific. A wall of water and debris carrying off and destroying everything in its path.
Who can stand against such a disaster? I'd like to think I'm prepared for run of the mill, ordinary calamities, but not for anything like what has happened in Japan.
As I sit and work on my stitching (which is mostly sitting in my lap because I cannot tear my eyes away from the images on the television), Matthew 24:7 comes to mind:
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
These are some of the signs of the end of the age.
And yet, we are not to fear.
Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and petition,
present your requests to GOD.
And the peace of GOD,
which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Peace in the midst of disaster? Only Christ can give that.