Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Earthquake in Chengdu, China

My heart is heavy for the devastation in China following the massive earthquake. Thousands of lives have been lost; many children are without parents and many parents are without their children. I just can't wrap my head around this tragedy.

From a selfish standpoint (and I feel guilty for being selfish right now), I wonder if little Caroline has been affected by the earthquake. I don't know if she has been born yet, but I have a feeling that she has. Where is she? I cringe when I see children (dead and alive) being pulled from the collapsed buildings. What are the conditions that she is living in right now? There are several orphanages that are in rather close proximity to the epicenter of the earthquake. I've heard that most are still standing but are without water and basic fundamental needs.

God, please place your protective hand on those that are hurt or have lost loved ones. Perhaps now is the time where your light will shine through those that are providing needed care for the victims.

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