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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Latest News From Kamiyama ("God Mountain")

(A little explanation of the title - Yes, I live in Tokyo. But Tokyo is kind of like a state in the USA. The "city" I live in is Shibuya, and the "district" I am in is Kamiyama. So, the literal translation of Kamiyama is "God Mountatin." Kami=God; yama=mountain.)

Well, it is Wednesday morning, and just like you, we wake up to the latest news from the events happening just to our north. Each time I turn on the tv or go online it is to find out what the "bad news" is they will tell us today. BUT, you know what else comes each morning? God's mercies (compassions)!!!! "Because of the LORD'S great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail, they are new every morning; great is YOUR faithfulness. I say to myself, 'The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.'" Lamentations 3:22-24 These words from DADDY are my "ace of spades." They "trump" anything else I read or hear. So thankful for His love, mercy, grace, comfort, peace, faithfulness...and the list goes on and on.

I also find it interesting that these verses are found in the book of Lamentations!!! In a chapter titled, "Hope in the midst of affliction!" Happenstance? I think NOT!!!!!

Heading out today for my weekly Bible study with K-san and N-san. God's Word is going out during this time!!!! I pray that as each person who hears about God's love, they will open the doors of their heart to let in our loving and almighty Savior!

Until next time...

1 comment:

Linda Martin said...

Sharon, we prayed for you at Missions Supper Club meeting we had at the UAH BCM. You, your coworkers, and Japanese friends are in the prayers of so many at JWBC. We prayed that your peace and calmness in this time of overwhelming disaster would lead many to the saving knowledge of Jesus. Thanks for sharing the scripture from Lamentations.