The Lord sits enthroned over the flood the Lord sits enthroned as king forever. May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace! (Psalm 29.10-11)
These are the verses that have kept going through my mind as I watch the nonstop coverage of the apocalyptic scenes from Japan. They need strength from the Lord to recover, to rebuild, to get through, to survive the horror.
In the midst of it all, we can't do what people are inclined to do. Disaster happens and people question the presence and power of God. We can't forsake the concept of the God who is enthroned over the flood. He wasn't caught off guard. He wasn't asleep. He isn't now either.
That's what allows Him to give strength and bless. He's able to provide, work, empower, and show mercy to the people of Japan on March 15th because He was the King on March 11th.
But that's just me thinking thoughts...