Political uprising, earthquakes, tsunamis, radiation. These make the frontpage of every newspaper, CNN and BBC news to name a few. The sight of Japan's aftermath is an utter devastation. I could not envisage the pain, the shock, the fear, the grief-stricken victims and families searching for their missing loved ones. And as they continue to pick up the debris of their once integral existence, there's another debacle that looms around the corner waiting to happen. Every day becomes dreadful. We dread the fear. The fear of uncertainty. The uncertainty of what will happen next. What happens tomorrow. Or a few seconds from now. It seems to me that our days are being numbered. I, personally, don't believe in that 2012 prophecy. In my humble opinion, no one knows exactly when. It could be today, tomorrow - nobody knows. But one thing is certain... it is near. And it is imminent.
Maybe I'm just too arrogant to acknowledge there is such thing as an end, an apocalypse. Maybe I'm so engrossed with the things our world has to offer that I refused to see the signs of time. When I wake up in the morning I'd ask myself if today is going to be better. Are we going to be safe? Can we live peacefully? Will the people in Japan start to live back a normal life? Even google and wikipedia don't have answers to these questions.
As much as I try to ignore the paranoid in me, I can't shove the fear inside. The possible radiation leak is the most talked about topic today. In fact, a text has been circulating that the Philippines may be hit by the radiation at 4PM today. Like I said, I'm not a believer. I dwell on facts not on hearsay. But who knows if this isn't a hoax. If this isn't a stupid text joke. The possibilities are endless.
To add to my already paranoid, crazy Monday, a colleague got a text from her aunt saying CNN confirmed a massive earthquake will jolt the Philippines tonight at 10:09PM. Hearing this I was like, "Okay, they can predict exactly when earthquakes occur?" I could be arrogant in saying that I don't think someone can ever predict an earthquake's exact time. Someone is playing God and I hate that. But then again, if this is true, we need your prayers. And I mean it. If Japan, despite its technological advances in preparing for earthquakes wasn't able to control the effects, how much more we are?
Prayers can move mountains. And we need those mountains to be moved now. Not just for Japan, New Zealand, Libya - but for the rest of the world.
Let's all pray for our safety.
Prayer is our only refuge in this time of fear and uncertainty.