Friday, March 11, 2011

A world apart, but way to close to home



We have seen the power of God through natural disasters ever since the beginning of time. While you see pictures of these horrible scenes your heart breaks for these people who have lost homes, family, and friends but I have always watched from afar. As news broke of the devastating earthquake and tsunami over in Japan my heart stopped.... My youngest cousin Logan has been teaching at Meysen Academy, closest city Sendai, the center of yesterday's devastation. All we knew as of this morning is that her sister found on one of the other teachers facebook pages that they were ok. The only problem is it was posted after the earthquake, before the tsunami hit. After that post we heard nothing. All we saw was the 23 foot wave crash into Japan miles from where she is, destroying everything in its way, so powerful it is said it will change the coast line of Japan forever. Yes new maps will have to be drawn up to change the shape and size of the island of Japan. We have waited through the day to get a better grasp on how far the tsunami water penetrated but due to it being night there it was a long wait. Tonight a dear friend of the family was searching for newspaper articles in Logan's area to find out any news on the school and she found an article that said the staff of the school is together and everyone is alive. Praise Jesus!!! Praise Jesus!!!




Things I never thought I would say I am thankful for...

1. The media-I can't stand most media news but in this case I am so grateful for a little article on a small school in Japan!

2. Facebook-people were praying for Logan all day. No I am not a member of facebook but today I like it

3. Snuggies-the first time a saw a commercial for these things I thought it was a joke. But my Aunt sent Logan one in Japan and it may be the very thing that is keeping her warm since it is now snowing and they have no electrity or power.





"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about ifself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."-Matthew 6:34

So in light of the fact that life is here one day and gone the next I leave you with this....

"For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures." 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
What a wonderful hope we have in Jesus!!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen! Thank you for the amazing reminder!

zkgormley said...

Thanks for posting about your family. I will write this down on my prayer list. Looking forward to seeing you soon. xo

Jamie said...

i can't really grasp it all jordan. it's just so heartbreaking. what a relief your cousin is safe. i will pray for her well-being and her school. i am glad you posted, it makes it seem much more personal hearing your story.

Tori said...

YES J! Thanks for sharing. God is good. Love you so much! Good to hear your voice yesterday! Tdogg

The Parsons' blog said...

Jord, I totally prepared myself for the worst. SO thankful she's OK. I'll continue to pray.