Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Through my Kitchen Window

Springtime and Earthquakes

Spring has finally come! This has been a long, hard winter here in Kentucky. My youngest child missed more days for snow this past January than I can remember in the 28 years that I have lived here. February and early March were not much better, except that the cold snow turned into cold rain….but today has been beautiful! The sun was out, flowers are beginning to bloom and the temperatures are climbing higher and higher.

As I am enjoying the joys of a new, warmer season, others half way around the world are suffering beyond belief. Oh, the agony our friends in Japan are going through after the devastating earthquake last week. I have lived through many difficult days in my life but I don’t think any compare to what the Japanese people are experiencing right now. They are in my thoughts and prayers.

How does a person make it through such loss? The words of Habakkuk come to my mind. In Habakkuk 3: 17-19, the prophet wrote:

Though the fig tree should not blossom,
And there be no fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive should fail,
And the fields produce no fruit,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold,
And there be no cattle in the stalls,
Yet I will exult in the Lord,
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength,
He has made my feet like hind’s feet,
And makes me walk on my high places.

May the people of Japan come to know God and His faithfulness in this difficult time.

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