Monday, March 14, 2011

A Tribute to the Fallen Japanese: We Will Meet Again

This morning, I heard a Lord of the Rings song on Pandora and was especially touched, after reading the lyrics, and thinking about the devastation in Japan.

When the cold of winter comes
Starless night will cover day
In the veiling of the sun
We will walk in bitter rain

But in dreams
I can hear your name
And in dreams
We will meet again

When the seas and mountains fall
And we come, to end of days
In the dark I hear a call
Calling me there,
I will go there
And back again

My heart is particularly sick and sad and full of mourning, as we have a dear friend who was, when I was a young child, essentially family, who lives in Hokkaido, Japan.  We have yet to receive word from her that she and her family are all right.

Yet, in addition to the lyrics found above, I know that because of Jesus Christ, we will all meet again, not only in dreams, but in life, and He will wipe away all tears from our eyes.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.  Revelation 21: 4.
God bless the people of Japan.  They are in my thoughts and prayers.


Fletch said...

Horrible disaster over there. Good to know there is always hope for the future.

Anonymous said...

What devastation has befallen so many

people in this little but very significant country.

How fragile our existence on this planet can be.

Are we prepared for disaster if it should strike us,flood, earthquake or other calamities?

I weep for the homeless and orphans and wish my means were more to help. I pray for them too.

I drew comfort from your message.

Cougar Abogado said...

I'm glad you found comfort in the message, thank you for sharing.

Pam said...

Nice thoughts, Daniel. I hope you find that your friends are all right.

Christy said...

It was interesting to be in Utah for Matt & Deena's wedding. So much devastation can happen in one area of the world, while hope is in the other. The world's different situations are very complicated.