Monday, March 14, 2011
Daddy, What's a Tsunami?
As expected, they started asking questions.
What is happening?
Who are those people?
Why are cars floating in water?
What's an earthquake?
As we answered their questions we explained that earthquakes happen in some parts of the world shaking the ground and making buildings fall down. We went on to talk about how the vibrations can make water rise and cause flooding. While we assured them we were not in an "at risk" area to minimize their worry over their own safety...I saw genuine concern and sadness on their faces.
We explained that this is why we need to be generous with our blessings and offer help to those that are less fortunate. Both kids seemed to understand and then shifted their comments to how sad this made them feel and how much they wanted to help. As I choked down the lump in my throat, I just wanted to scoop them both up, hold them tightly, and protect them from this crazy world.
Please be in prayer about this tragedy and consider what you can do to help those in need...
Posted by Jim at 8:32 AM
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