5.18.2008

How Can You Not Shed a Tear?

Within one week two countries in the world were plagued with natural disasters. Within that one week estimated 128,000 were wiped out, just like that. As of yesterday, Associated Press said, the official death count was 77,738 in Myanmar, Burma.
(http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iy-MfhLN9Q7MwtQ1VlrvexLjr2dAD90N4S302) The confirmed deaths in China is 32,477 which is escalating daily and sources believe that it could reach 50,000. When I heard about these tragedies my heart sunk. So many people died so quickly and many of them did not know Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. Who was responsible for reaching them? Who was responsible for praying for them? We were. We so quickly try to forget about the tragedy and go on with our lives but these are human beings, someone's mother, father, sister, and brother. These people were created by God Himself. When things like this happen and I watch the news or read about it I am reminded of a song by Jack Johnson that says, "Why don't the newscasters cry when they read about people who die? At least they could be decent enough to put just a tear in their eyes." Why don't we cry when we hear about people who die? Are we so calloused that if we do not know the person that we just continue on with our normal lives. Shouldn't death and tragedy, such as this, affect us more than it does?