But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
II Peter 3:13
We've been humbled this week, I think.
To see the nation of Japan in such turmoil in the wake of a seismic event. To see such devastation, such waves, such destruction.
In such a sophisticated, modern, organized, educated society.
To see nuclear power plants designed to withstand earthquakes brought to the brink of meltdown. To see towns washed away. To see nature react in ways that weren't predicted.
For all our systems and logistics and advance planning and strategies, we are reminded once again that we are not in control. We live on a gorgeous, mercurial, dynamic, fiery, unpredictable planet.
There is no such thing as solid ground here.
As we send compassion and resources to the Japanese people, may we be reminded again.
This world is not our home.