Sendai: The Shadow of Death

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." 

The above verse is part of a time-honored scripture passage.  It is used at funerals, church services, and home visitations. Its words are no less true today than when the writer first penned them.

Sendai, and other parts of Japan, are literally a shadow of death right now. My prayer this morning is that Japanese Christians in that area and throughout the country, would see God as a comfort right now. He is strong and powerful. He is relentless in his ability to comfort.

While Japanese and international crews are struggling to help trapped citizens, cool nuclear reactors, and get aid into the area, God is there...water up to his knees, tearing through each broken home like the waters that had previously rushed in. He was there as the waters rushed in, and I pray that he will comfort now like nothing else can.

Sendai is a shadow of death, but a rod and a staff are there too, comforting through the Holy Spirit and the Christian workers who are there too. Please don't stop praying...there is so much more to go.

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