Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan earthquake - 2 very different stories

Tonight i was watching my wife read some stories about the Japan earthquake. She was telling me some of the horrible stuff surrounding the devastation.
my heart isn't able to handle much of this stuff.

i heard the Prime Minister (or someone like that) said this was the worst devastation the country has seen since the horrific atomic bombings in World War 2.

i looked over and saw she googled something general like "Japan Earthquake". There were 2 top stories for "news results".
Here is what i saw:

Japan earthquake death toll estimated at over 10,000

Japan earthquake stalls Nissan electric car production

i had to do a double take. i was like "what?" really? the top 2 stories? 10,000 people are dead. wow. we cannot even process that. what an awful, horrific event.

oh yeah, but of course our world is just as wrapped up in the fact that we're going to have to wait a little longer for those guys to make the cool electric cars.
are you kidding me?


Rod Pitts said...
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Rod Pitts said...

So true man! That just goes to show how we are so focused on ourselves. 10,000 people are dead and many of them are going to spend an eternity in hell... and all we can think about is how much longer a car is going to come out that benefits us. That just shows where our hearts are at.

Instead, our hearts should be BROKEN over not only the death toll.. but how this has affected the lives of those still alive. I automatically think of Nehemiah in this situation and his brokenness when he finds out the wall is destroyed (Nehemiah 1).. and I'm just like - why are we so calloused?? Why are we so unconcerned??

And the question is... what are we going to do about this unconcern? This selfishness that drowns out the reality of what has happened?

Let's be like Nehemiah.. or ya know - let's just be people after Jesus' heart and to have COMPASSION like He would have when he was on earth.

Thanks for the post bro. He used it to stir my heart.

patrick mitchell said...

right on