Awakening a Keen Observer

Thursday, October 05, 2006


When we traveled to see the churches and people in Bali and East Java area we were stopped on the turnpike. There was a place where the road went from 4 to 2 lanes, one lane each way. We looked around at the adjoining area and the driver said it was from the mud volcano. We could see a slick of mud all around the road, and coming across in one place. We drove through not knowing at that time the extent of this tragedy that was unfolding. We could see the gyser like plume--it was mud.
According to one article I read today the mud could keep spewing for 10 or 100 years or if there is a shift in the earth it could quit tomorrow. I looked online for information about how much mud was coming out. One article from the Austrailian newspaper said that it was the same volume as if a football field had 75 feet on it from end to end. Every day that amount of MUD and it was covering everything, homes, fields, land and also it was chainging the livese of everyone and would cause more and more trouble.
Imagine that your house was covered to the roof with mud?

And the rains are coming...and that means that the mud will flow over the tops of the barriers and everywhere, roads, train tracks, everywhere.

What can we do? We can pray for the people who have lost their homes. We can pray for the people who have no homes. We can be ready to give generously when we find a 'need' wherever we are... And friends....

You know what you can do right where you are. Really you do know---I believe you do!
God abides
Bobbie Giltz McGarey


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