Since March 11 there have been hundreds of aftershocks. This is my seventh time visiting Japan and I might finally get to experience the earth rumble. I stole the word from Clinton Shi’s pre-departure facebook status: “All set and ready to rumble, I hope” It is not that I am looking forward to earthquakes or aftershocks but in all my previous visits, the earth had maintained a relative calm. The Bible speaks about a calm (peace) that passes all understanding.
Checking in at Changi International, I was greeted with the information from fellow peacemakers that the radiation levels at the Fukushima plant had been raised to the highest rating. That integrated into our understanding. While having lunch at Changi, the server inquired about our flight destination and upon knowing where we were heading for, continued with a response that she and her girlfriend had cancelled their trip to Japan because they were “afraid to die”.Continue reading “Peace in the midst of Rumblings”