Those poor people in Christchurch,New Zealand. Another Earthquake and even though this time it was 6.3 which was less than the 7.1 that hit last September it had such a massive impact today on that city. Not only because this time it struck in the middle of the day instead of the night but apparently because it was shallow and the aftershocks were stronger as well.
There have been so many natural disasters so close to home in the past six months in a country that has only recently been declared free of a decade long drought. The floods in Queensland, Victoria and parts of New South Wales, cyclone Yasi in Queensland and more cyclones and flooding in the Northern Territory, the bush fires in Western Australia and in New Zealand - only a short plane ride away these horrifying earthquakes.
The interesting part is that I am starting to hear about people talking more about feeling like that life is short and can't be taken for granted as easily as it seemed to be taken in the past.
Will this mean that people's hearts will be softened where they once were somewhat hard or indifferent towards God and start to seek Him ? Or will people start seeking other things to believe in and blame God for what is happening ?
All I know is that "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life". John 3:16
It's my prayer tonight that for those 65+ who have perished today in Christchurch that they already knew this or had a chance to know this. And for those who are seeking answers that they are lead to the one who created them and choose to know Him rather than try to blame Him.