I awoke yesterday morning to the wall of water overtaking the Japanese coast line. My daughter called me from Florida as they are there for my granddaughter cheer leading competitions. She is one of San Antonios grand champions and they are going for the national championships.
She called to make sure we were okay and I didn't have a clue what she was talking about until I looked at the TV. Evidently the tsunami sirens had been going off since about 4:30 am but we are inland about 5 miles so we were out of harms way but we still have a slough that comes into the town from the coast line that the boats dry dock here. So if there were a serge here we would be effected. We were fortunate though and just 15 miles north in Depoe Bay they were hit with a relatively large serge that put a few boats right up onto the docks. Nothing compared to what those unfortunate souls are experiencing in Japan. My heart and prayers as I hope many of you are sending there way. I feel so helpless and my minor donation will hardly make a difference but it is all I can do.
I can't fathom the fear and horror that those people are experiencing and experienced when it hit. May our dear Lord hold them in his hands and help them through all of the rebuilding of their lives that is to come in the future and pray that there are no more tragedies for them to endure.
I am still in shock and having a difficult time coping just now as I felt when Our Twin Towers were hit. The difference is one was a chosen destruction by man where this is a natural destruction from nature. Now here is where I am having the problem and there will be many comments this I am sure.
I am praying to God that he will watch over them but why did he let this happen at all?
If God created our world and our life then why did he allow this sort of destruction happen. I know that I am opening up a can of worms here but I am just writing what I am feeling. So please, I would love to hear your feelings and comments on this. I do believe in God even though I don't practice particular faith or religion. I say my prayers and I believe but I don't have all the answers as I am sure that there are few that do.
May you all be safe today and say a little prayer for those that are having difficult times and for all the lose of lives though these trying times.
Thank you all for taking time to read this. I hope that I haven't damppend your day by my comments today.