I was lost in the backstreets of Tokyo. Not exactly the easiest way for an American with no Japanese language skills. Seeing no one in this little whisp of a street. Walking around with my little map knowing where I wanted to go. Finally, I came upon an elderly woman, and I asked her how to get to where I wanted. She nodded, took my hand, and gently led me several blocks away. She slowly walked me to my desired destination! How many places can you imagine that happening? I was thankful and stunned. The power of kindness and good will cannot be destroyed by natural disasters.
Yesterday, I was pondering all this in my reading time, and I came upon the following: "The seas have lifted up, O Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea- the Lord on high is mighty." And farther down the passage, "When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul."
Join me in prayer, won't you, for the nation of Japan and its wonderful people. Pray they would see God's merciful hand in spite of the disaster from a fallen earth. May they see His goodness and kindness beyond what their physical eyes may tell them.