Just a reminder at how precious life is; that before you leave home to set aside unhappy feelings and tell those you care about that you do love them. I think back to the very first sermon I had the honor of hearing Pastor Bill give. He talked about how to pray to the children. Which finger represents the “who” as it applies to our life. The thumb is for those closest to us (Mom, Dad, siblings, friends, etc.), the pointer finger for those that are most influential in our lives (teachers, Pastor, etc.), the middle finger for those that have power within our lives (the President, the police, the fire, and doctors), next are for those that are weak and need a little more (ailing grandparents, the sick, the needy) and then finally for ourselves.
Today I watched a powerful video, a couple actually, of what is facing Japan right now and think upon the power, as well as the need, for prayer. So today I am asking that you take your weakest finger and spend a moment in silent prayer for what our brothers and sisters are facing amidst this disaster. That the loss of life is minimal. And that recovery is quick.