Good Morning, God!
It’s a rather late morning for me as this Tsunami Siren — 100 yards away in the neighboring park — went off at 10 p.m. and every hour on the hour until our tsunami’s scheduled arrival around 3 a.m.
This siren is NOT one that you sleep through — which is as it should be!
And I am VERY thankful, God, for all the early warning devices we have in place to help us know when to go to higher ground.
Last night at 10:00 p.m. the online tsunami zone maps were too busy for me to get to them. But, at 11:00 I was able to determine we did not live in the updated evacuation zone. That was comforting. And, yes, I should have known that BEFORE the siren went off.
Actually, now that I am more awake I am feeling VERY thankful. I have seen the news from Japan and watched one live video of the shaking in one person’s apartment. Oh My! Watching the water bring in boats and cars and houses in the port city Sendai — oooh!
Thank You, God, that Japanese buildings seem to have stood up very well. Thank You for early warning systems. Thank You that even more didn’t die!
I am not quite able to thank You for earthquakes . . . but I can see how they put “the work of our hands” in perspective. They do give us pause to re-evaluate what’s important — like family and friends and our fellow human beings. And for THAT God, I AM thankful!