Friday, 11 March 2011

Out of the Ashes

With the horrifying scenes unfolding from the earthquakes in New Zealand and in Japan, one wonders if life, for those nations, will ever be the same again. However, if one looks at the history of humanity, people are extremely resilient - they will rise again.

This is the underlying truth of Lent. With God we can have the victory. With God on our side we believe that our lives are never destroyed, even if we are rocked by many disasters. God's love for us allows us to be like the Phoenix - rising out of the ashes of despair.

"Into the darkness You shine
Out of the ashes we rise
There’s no one like You
None like You."
- Chris Tomlin

Let's pray for the people of Japan and New Zealand.

Living in Grace,


Phil Davies said...

I am with you on this one, the pictures are unbelievable, the trawler being carried inland like a toy!
Not knowing what is still to come, certainly in Japan, we join you in prayer.

Delme Linscott said...

Thanks Phil. This whole thing makes one think about life very differently doesn't?