Tsunami

 

I am writing this interpretation because I believe it represents a need that the American people need to adhere to right now.

 

When the Tsunami hit December 2004 on the coasts of Southeast Asia the results were disastrous.Over 200,000 people lost their lives and countless others were affected.I think all of us living in America can somewhat empathize with their suffering.Question, what did America do in response to all this?

 

America gathered together and offered great assistance and help to a people who were in desperate need of assistance.They used their money, resources, time, energy, and efforts, everything at their disposal, to insure that the victims of this devastating Tsunami knew people out there really cared.This was a gracious gesture, one Americans should be proud of.It the wake of this enormous tragedy, undeniable loss and bitter suffering, America shined through with its love and compassion.

 

Let me ask you another question; are these the only type of Tsunamiís that exist?

 

What about broken homes, divorces and even devastating home environments.What about financial losses, separations of families and dreams gone wrong.What about hospitalizations, diseases, abnormal bad luck or even sufferingÖ seemingly beyond oneís control.Sometimes such situations can seem like Tsunamiís, bitter overwhelming circumstances that hit every single one of us, tidal waves that seem to absolutely encompass our entire being.

 

Let me ask another you another question; given both circumstances, how do our reactions differ?

 

I already showed that during the Tsunami in Asia, America did wonderfully, not ever judging but loving compassionately. Giving of ourselves and focusing on helping people rather than on condemning them (judging them).But what about the other circumstances I mentioned?Do we as Americans act in a similar way?Do we continue to love and not judge even when someone close to us has gone through a bitter divorce.Do we continue to love and offer support when people in our own families seem to hit a bad streak and canít get themselves back on their feet.Do we continue to offer assistance and not judge when someone in a poor physical state becomes a burden and, for whatever reason, we have no time or patience for them?Are we giving of our time, energy, and efforts in an attempt to try and reestablish these people in the same way that we tried to reestablish the people in Southeast Asia?I think the answer is no.Love has no judgment, and it keeps no record of wrong.Love suffers long with people; it believes all things, it hopes all things and it endures all things.Isnít it interesting to know that when love believes all things it doesnít just live in some opinionated state of assumption toward other people?To believe all things means you make room in your mind and heart for mercy even though you believe you hold a better answer, or can actually see past someone elseís perspective.Love meets the person where they are at, not where you think they should be at.Isnít that interesting? Why do we judge our fellow man like we think we are any better? Love doesnít question, or even presuppose to ask a question.It is merciful, kind, patient, long suffering and grace filled toward the hearers.In these places, love truly becomes a source of healing.We as Americans need to remember that there are a lot of people in our own backyard who need serious Tsunami relief right now.Tsunami relief from life.Tsunami relief from circumstances.And Tsunami relief from hopelessness.