It was the first sunrise for the crisis relief team in the land of the rising sun.
The morning sun rays beamed in through the glass door of the church and nudged me out of my sleeping bag to see its full glory.
Indeed, it was His strength that saw me through the days at ground zero daily.
Before we departed for Japan, God had promised the team through Psalm 121 that He’d be our helper.
詩編 / 121
This church was our base camp. It couldn’t be built on a better spot.
The rising sun shines directly at it every morning. I felt that it symbolises that the church (family of God) that receives His light will carry it out to the world.
And I heard that the ground on which this church was built on, is extremely hard and stable. It had withstood earthquakes up to magnitude 7 without any damage.
When I was there, there were at least 2 earthquake alerts sounded on the Japanese mobile phones. One was in the middle of the night, but I slept through it without a stir. Another was in the morning. I could hear the glass and things shaking outside the church building, but sitting inside the building, I didn’t feel any shaking at all.
When we’re wise and build our house on the Lord our rock, it will not be shaken!
With Him on our side, as we serve Him and the people in Japan, what and who can be against us?