The normal hustle and bustle of the Narita airport was conspicuously missing. It might have been the lull before the storm. I've read in today's paper that the Narita airport is crowded with people attempting to leave due to the last eruption at a power plant. I must have flown through just as things were dying down from the earthquake and right before they went crazy with the mass exodus.
Now I sit safely in Singapore. How safe is safe? Can we ever be truly assured we are going to stay safe? I watch as people spend money like it is growing on trees. I over hear conversations of ideas for getting more money. I see a bubble ready to burst as it has in so many other countries. Unfortunately, no one will ever believe it can burst until it finally does. Once it has burst there will be those who sit around saying, "I can't believe that just happened."
Whether it is a financial earthquake or a physical earthquake...a mental hurricane or a physical hurricane...an emotional tsunami or a physical tsunami...they will strike one day....when you least expect. The key is to be prepared. The key is to have back up plans and back up plans for those back up plans...and then parachutes on top of those. However, with all those plans and preparations, there is still no guarantee of survival. The only real hope is found in God. He doesn't promise we won't go through the difficulties, but He does promise to be there with us and never leave us nor forsake us. He alone is our hope!