Friday, April 1, 2011

Acts of God

On March 11th 2011, I was frazzled.
A trip around the traffic choked city in the non-stop rain, a mislaid umbrella, a delayed (without explanation) train, a mysterious noise in the engine of my car, a daughter with endless financial requests - the day seemed never to cease throwing up challenges.
Then I heard the news, saw the telly footage. The progress and possessions of a hard working, thriving nation obliterated before my eyes.

The fragility of my comfortable condition and how perilously close I live to destruction was sharply brought into focus, the power of nature and helplessness of mankind in its wake, highlighted up close and personal.
The sudden arrival of the earthquake in Japan, as well as disasters in Haiti and New Zealand, show there are things that cannot be controlled. Fate can wrongfoot me in a split second.

So, there is huge merit in living each day as if were the last one and showing gratitude for the goodness of God, no matter what (meagre or otherwise) daily challenges I am thrown.


Gregg Metcalf said...

God's power is an amazing thing! Each time we see power in his creation it draws out attention to his power which is even greater and causes to worship and admire God in absolute reverence.

Glad to have found your blog thru this challenge!
Gregg Metcalf
Colossians 1:28-29

Gospel-driven Disciples

Susannah said...

So true, sometime perspective is needed and is so very humbling.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Life is fragile and precious!

Mari G said...

Gregg & Alex, nice to meet you and read your interesting blogs.

Hi Susannah, thanks for dropping in.

Hope to meet you all again over the next month!

Bluestocking Mum said...

Hello Mari

How good to make your acquaintance.

Thanks for your support on the challenge. I look forward to doing it with you and following your progress writing

warm wishes