Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The past couple of days the Lord has really put Japan on my heart. I've been thinking about the people there. The people that the earthquake left behind. The people that had their lives forever changed. I remember when the earthquakes first happened, that's all people talked about. It was all over the news, the Internet and it was brought up in almost every conversation. People showed their support by wearing shirts and buying stickers that said, "Pray for Japan". I would walk around school and it seemed as if almost everyone was wearing one of those shirts. We thought about Japan. We talked about Japan. We prayed for Japan. The first earthquake hit on March 11th. Hard to believe it has been about four and half months since then. I can't imagine what it would be like to be one of the people that survived. In the blink of an eye everything was taken from them. As I have been praying for the people of Japan the last two days it has really got me thinking, why haven't I been doing this the last two months? What about the people of Haiti? What about the people who had loved ones taken by the attacks on 9/11? I know that I am only one person. I also know that horrible things happen in this world everyday. I think the Lord was just reminding me. Reminding me of how big this world is. Reminding me how small I truly am. Reminding me to remember. I find it so much easier to remember to pray for my family. To remember to pray for my friends and even their families. I have realized that I need to change the way that I think. If I started to view the people of this world as they truly are, my distant relatives, then maybe I wouldn't find it so hard to remember to pray for them. I need to continue to pray for the people of this world, after all, we are family. I thank God for both His grace and His reminders.