bright sadness

The whole situation in Japan is so overwhelming — and I’m not even there!  Add to this; earthquakes in Christchurch and Vanuatu, tragedy and unrest in northern Africa … and so on … and so on.

Came across what I found to be a  helpful piece of writing via a UnitingWorld email earlier today.

Our hearts are broken for our brothers and sisters in Japan.  Even the mere idea of more than ten thousand lost – perhaps many more – is too much to bear.  The terrifying footage, the unspeakable sorrow…

Facing such tragedies, Christians can do at least three things.  May God grant us the grace to do them well.

First, we can deny easy answers …

Second, we can pray …

Third, we can lament …

Click this link to access the full article

Grace & peace,

David

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