Yesterday we all heard the news that Japan experienced its largest earthquake on record and to make things worse, it triggered a tsunami which obliterated everything in its path. My brother and his wife live in Tokyo, so you can imagine my distress when I couldn’t get through to see if he was okay, or even alive. Thank God, we got word that both were alright despite the devastation the earthquake and tsunami caused. I was disturbed when he described the event and how at one point he thought he was going to die and couldn’t get through to his wife, who at that time was in the subway. Eventually they were reunited and are now looking for ways to leave the country.
Can you imagine being in that situation?
It’s events like these that give us a wake up call, that life is short, we should treasure it and that we must help those less fortunate.
Here are more photos from Reuters that show the massive effect of the earthquake and tsunami:
Do Something Now To Help Those Affected By The Earthquake
If the images above and my story about my brother has moved you, I hope you’ll take the next step and take action. Whether it be praying for those who’ve lost family and friends, blogging or tweeting about the event, or even donating to an emergency relief fund, I’m sure many in need will be glad you did. In terms of donations, if you want to know where we did it, you can surf on down to World Vision (make sure you select the one in your country). There you can make a donation from as little as $50 to whatever amount you feel called to.
I’ll leave you with a YouTuber (AJ Rafael) who’s using his online influence to bring attention to the tragic destruction in Japan. I hope it causes you to think and take action too.