I am reminded of the incredible courage and love that people can exhibit when considering the actions of the workers at the nuclear power plant in Japan. What nation knows more readily the damage that radiation can wreak after they survived the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? And, perhaps because of that memory, the workers are being given the courage to continue to work to prevent a meltdown and explosion. I am praying they be given the gifts they need to do this task.
I am reminded of Dietrich Bonhoffer and The Cost of Discipleship. There is a cost to following Christ. There is a cost to love. Regardless of the personal faith of each of the workers as they labor to stop the meltdown, they are living lives of love and lives of courage. I am praying that their efforts are successful. The workers in Japan fight against time and the tyranny of the nuclear reactions. You cannot reason with a nuclear reaction. It does not respond to love. In working to save others, the people who are laboring are possibly sacrificing their lives so others may live.
Jesus’ command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. [NIV John 15:12-14]
So many were affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Pray also for those in Libya. Will you join me in prayer today? May God be with you.