In the face of the events of the last few weeks – floods, fires, cyclones, earth quakes, wars and civil uprisings – along with personal, more immediate, grief and concerns of many individuals it is hard to find words to uplift the weary and disheartened.
One of the Christchurch earthquake survivors was asked about how she (and others) would pick up after having been pulled from the rubble which buried many of her colleagues, and she replied that, as with last Septembers earthquake, the community would strive to return to normality and pick up regular routines as soon as possible. She said that you can’t live your life in fear… that is not living. Some also said, when asked if the were tempted to leave New Zealand, “Why?” You could move from floods in one place to earthquakes or cyclones in another. Because, nowhere is safe!
Jesus said, in chapter 6 of Matthews gospel,
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
33 But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
How very true!
Blessings to you all,