A powerful earthquake struck a mountainous region outside Chendu, capital of Sichuan province on Monday (May 12), killing at least 12,000 people.
The quake, which was estimated preliminarily to have had a magnitude of 7.9, toppled thousands of homes, factories and offices. It was believed to be the country's worst natural disaster in three decades.
The news of the disasterous quake shocked me. As I read through it, I felt heart-rending to see the torment and sorrow of the Sichuanese in pictures. O Father, please have mercy on them, I almost cried out!
Loving God, when the Sichuanese face difficult times, give them peace in knowing you are there helping them along the way. Amen.