Half a year ago I was sitting in the dark inside the Sanjo Middle School’s gym, together with hundreds of others who had left their homes after Japan’s largest earthquake on record. Cut off from communication except the occasional mail on my phone (limited by overloaded network in emergency mode), I didn’t learn the true extent of the damage until the next morning, even later for the nuclear crisis that began at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
And today I’m holding on to the same promise as back then:
“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
— Isaiah 54:10