We’ve all seen and heard the devastation in Japan by now. It’s so hard to imagine that kind of destruction. I saw one video filmed by a person on a ridge looking down into his home town and watching as the 10 foot wall of water literally swallowed up everything he and his neighbors owned right in front of them. Houses and trees were like pieces of paper, ripped and dragged and drowned under the force of the earth.
My mom went to high school in Japan while my granddad was serving at an air station there. They lived in Wakkanai, in the northern most part of the north island. I don’t believe their old city received much damage from the quake or the tsunami. It’s about 400 miles north of the city of Sendai, the closest major city to the epicenter (that city with the footage from the airport), and slightly shielded by the island’s geography.
Since there’s no real easy transition from historic natural disasters to worship setlists, we’ll just keep moving right along…
It was another great experience in The Bridge yesterday. Mark Satterfield brought the message and taught on the ministry of reconciliation as described in 2 Corinthians 5. It was a challenging message charging us to partner the message of the gospel with our God-given passion to reconcile the world back to Christ. I think the message will be available on our website in a few days.
Here are the songs we sang yesterday:
Blessed Be Your Name – Matt Redman, “The Songs of Matt Redman, Vol. 1” | iTunes
God of This City – Chris Tomlin, “Hello Love” | iTunes
Lift High – Steve Fee, “We Shine” | iTunes
No Greater Love – Matt Maher, “Alive Again” | iTunes
I hope you and your family have a great week.
You are an ambassador to this world. Let’s reconcile the lost, the broken back to Jesus.