Act of God?
I can't let the huge human tragedy in South East Asia pass without mention. My work means that I read and understand a lot about what devastation Natural Catastrophe's such a tsunami's can cause but trying to understand the scale of this calamity is impossible. Watching television last night, survivors were asking God for help. Wasn't it his fault in the first place?
More than 59,000 people are dead and this figure is rising every minute and the final number will probably never be known due to the type of countries involved. The strongest earthquake seen on this planet in 40 years caused walls of surging water, 10 feet high to spread thousands of miles from Malaysia to East Africa. 11 nations have been afffected and I have been to 3 of those - the beautiful countries of Thailand
, Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
Only last week I was having a beer in London with a good mate of mine who was just back from living in Koh Samui in Thailand. As of this morning he was still waiting on news of his girlfriend, her relatives and his friends in Krabi and Phuket.
It's amazing isn't it that we can predict most things that happen in our world but we are incapable of knowing that day's like Sunday can happen. God sure does work in strange ways.