TRAGEDY STRIKES SUNDAY
Our Christmas joy has been greatly dampened by news of the devastating tsunami that has taken thousands of lives and left countless others injured and homeless. May the Lord bring comfort, healing and salvation to every family touched by this disaster. Reading about the earthquake that triggered the huge waves reminds me of two other earthquakes from the Bible. when Jesus died there was an earthquake and the Roman officer and other soldiers at the crucifixion who were terrified by it and by all that had happened, said, "Truly, this was the Son of God!" Then a few days later, early on Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to see the tomb. Suddenly there was a another great earthquake because an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled aside the stone and sat on it. The scriptures say that His face shone like lightning and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him and they fell into a dead faint. Then the angel spoke to the women, "Don't be afraid! I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn't here! He has been raised from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples he has been raised from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember, I have told you." May this life-changing message spread like wild fire across the globe touching many!