For Japan...With Love

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 You have to be living under a stone if you haven't heard or seen the disaster that befell Japan on Friday the 11th of March! Massive devastation, the kind only an 8.9 magnitude earthquake plus 15m high tsunami can wreck, became a resident in their country!

Human nature is such that if an incident doesn't affect us directly, we tend to push it out of our minds as if it never happened! I've had the rare oppurtunity of watching all the footages on CNN 24/7 since Friday and one message is glaring: JAPAN IS IN PAINS!!!! The panic, the confusion, the despair, the uncertainities...I can't even begin to comprehend!! According to Japan's Prime Minister, this is their worst disaster since the second world war!!! Husbands looking for their wives and kids, mothers searching in vain for their children, babies crying for their lost/dead mothers, bodies tossed ashore like regular debris, people dead in their homes, homes that are supposed to be their sanctuaries, children killed in their place of is unbelievable!!! The quake shifted earth in its axis by 10cm and moved Japanese main island 2.4 meters, according to scientists. Thats how powerful it was! The force of the tsunami actually ripped houses from their very foundation, and carried them away as if they were mere toys!! It wiped an entire town Minami Sanriku to non-existence, nothing left, more tham 9,500 missing!! As though the devastation was not enough, there is additional fear of radiation as Japan's nuclear plants took several damaging hits! Structures put in place to protect the citizens have become weapons of their own mass destruction!

Presently, there are concerns of food and fuel shortages in wake of this disaster. More than three million people are without electricity. Most Japanese landmarks have had to turn off lights in order to conserve power and some survivors are beginning to question their luck!!!

I refuse to think: If this happened in Nigeria? I refuse to think if that was me looking for my husband and kids! I refuse to think if those were my children crying for both their father and I? I refuse to think if this was my situation, not knowing where my next meal would come from. And because i refuse this being my situation and i'm helpless to do any other, I REFUSE TO STOP PRAYING FOR THE PEOPLE...NOT COUNTRY...CALLED JAPAN!!!!

GOD Bless Them...Again!!

NB: Paying my blessings forward....

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 20 million people around the world.

If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than almost three billion people in the world.
If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.
If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer God's healing touch.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read anything at all.
You are so blessed in ways
you may never even know.


Enjaykay said...

God will definately find a way to comfort them. again it just reminds us we shld be extremely grateful for HIS abundant blessings on us and our country

Hazel said...

We indeed are blessed...we just do not acknowledge that fact! Thanx for reading AND dropping a comment!