Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Mother Nature's Rage

my sister told me that her friend had to evacuate from her high-rise apartment because they felt the building shook. and i recalled my experience just 3 hours earlier... although i was in my car, stuck in traffic... i felt the shaking although my car was at halt. it was a good rhythmic shake that made me thought maybe it's the engine... but the shaking was so distinct that it was impossible to ignore. however, my car is brand new so i don't think it has broken down or need servicing since i just serviced it last 2000km.

i looked around, embarrassed if anyone notice my car shook. but everyone was also stuck in the traffic, minding their own business. i also thought it could be the wind... but the trees aren't shaking, even the leaves are still.

so when my sister told me about her friend's experience, it kind of hit me... i asked if it happened around 6-630pm and when she said yes, it confirmed my doubt. i did felt the earth shake...

and then came the 8 o'clock news about an earthquake centred near Sumatera... thousands of miles away and what i felt was only a tiny ripple... imagine what would happen if it was the centre...

and there was the earthquake plus tsunami disaster in Samoa...

typhoon ketsana is overtaking cambodia, phillipines and vietnam.

many were killed... by mother nature's rage... because we are slowly destroying our world...

AREN'T YOU FREAKED BY MOTHER NATURE'S RAGE?

let us pray for a better tomorrow...

2 comments:

IHSAN KHAIRIR said...

There could be the following possibilities:

1. Natural disasters are happening more frequently now than they were tens or hundreds of years ago (due to increased human activity on the planet).

2. Natural disasters nowadays are reported immediately and more people know about natural disasters everywhere, and therefore the increased awareness of the amount of natural disasters happening make it seem that they happen more frequently than they used to hundreds of years ago.

Whichever the case may be, there's no denying that the effects of these disasters are not to be overlooked. Many have lost their lives and loved ones over a simple periodic change in the earth's natural processes. We should be humbled by our meekness in face of nature's and its Creator's power over us mere mortals.

im_shy said...

thanks for enlightening... the 2nd possibility is a little funny altho it makes sense :P

yes, i believe God is behind everything... some ppl may look @ it in a negative way... but God is testing us, our strength of conviction, in times like these.