The recent earthquake that has flattened villages and buildings in Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan, leaving an estimated 20,000 people dead in its wake, is the most recent spate of natural disasters that have come in the past 12 months.
With the tsunami over a year ago that devastated Indonesia and the recent floods in the United States that came with Hurricane Katrina, it's easy to think that everything points to the return of Jesus Christ anytime soon, isn't it?
Regardless, my heart goes out to those affected by this immense tragedy, and I pledge 15 minutes a day, during lunchtime, to pray for the people of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India, that they may have comfort in this time, and that the peoples of the world, including leaders of influential countries with the resources to help, may react with compassion and speed. Above all, I pray that my brothers and sisters in Jesus who are in the area may also take this opportunity to save as many of those that can be - faith can move mountains, and the love of Christ can transcend race, language, and situation.
Won't you join me in prayer? Devote some time in your day to remember the people of the world who mayn't be as superblessed as you are. Know that God is listening from Heaven, and that while damaging events like these may be allowed by Him to happen, He does have a plan, and He is waiting for His children to manifest that faith so He can make beautiful things happen.