POWERLESS, JAPANESE PEOPLE STANDING IN THE NEED OF PRAYER

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Real Estate Agent with Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN TN License# 00232013

POWERLESS, JAPANESE PEOPLE STANDING IN THE NEED OF PRAYER

The dear people of Japan are in great peril, and find themselves powerless to deal with all that is about them.  They are a great people with great resolution, and they will not quit nor give up.  They know discipline, and they have great courage; but the events of recent days are overwhelming.  Have you noticed, they are not gathering before news cameras and blaming their President?  They are busy doing all that they can do for themselves.  I can think of a few occassions when some of our fellow citizens could have learned from them.

While individually, they are powerless to overcome the elements on their own, they have pulled together.  I was impressed at the news report of seventy workers working tirelessly to contol the damaged Nuclear reactors--they are knowingly exposing themselves to greater danger in a determined effort to protect fellow citizens.  Later this evening, they have been evacuated.  Where are the whiners?  Where are the "blame America" crowds?

I have always been taught that we should do all we can do, and then trust God to do the rest.  THESE PEOPLE NEED GOD'S HELP!!!  WE NEED TO PRAY, BELIEVING!!!

LORD, THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN ARE OVERWHELMED, BUT BUSY AT THE WORK.  THEY NEED YOUR MIGHTY & LOVING HAND TO DELIVER THEM.  NEVER DOUBTING YOUR LOVE, COMPASSION AND POWER--WE SEEK YOUR INTERVENTION ON THEIR BEHALF.  WE HUMBLY DECLARE: "FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, THE POWER, AND THE GLORY!"  IN THE NAME OF OUR LOVING SAVIOR WE PRAY.

Pray in the morning, pray at the noontime, pray in the evening...pray all the time.

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Fred Cope, Reliant Realty, Nashville, TN -- (615) 587-3500 -- http://www.LookingForHomes.org --30 years experience in real estate and finance

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THANK YOU FOR THIS WE ALL NEED TO TAKE A MOMENT ASK FOR THE GRACES OF THE GOD'S WE WORSHIP FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE

Mar 15, 2011 05:03 PM #1
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Joni Bailey
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I am joining you in prayer for those in Japan. Word for word! Thank you, Fred!

Mar 15, 2011 05:14 PM #2
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Brent Kelley
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Gods grace is sufficient for us and his strength is perfect in our weakness. I pray the hand of God on that nation.

Mar 15, 2011 05:14 PM #3
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Karen Monsour
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Geeze,

I just posted a comment just like this about an hour ago. sigh...

Mar 15, 2011 05:15 PM #4
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Fred Cope
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To each of you, I say thank you--together we shall see the Victory!  You know what they say in Chicago at election time: "vote early and often", well lets apply that to prayer...

LORD, YOUR PEOPLE GATHER TO WATCH YOUR MIGHTY HAND IN OUR MIDST!

Mar 15, 2011 05:26 PM #5
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Michelle Gardner
Advance Realty USA - Lutherville Timonium, MD

Fred; thank you so much for the prayer it is one I repeat daily for this catastrophic disaster. I just made a post also on one of the best ways to help in situations like this.  The American Red Cross.  I've been a volunteer for 5 years now and will donate funds for every disaster both here and abroad.  I urge everyone to visit their website, it's as easy as texting REDCROSS to 90999 to send $10 of relief or more by donating directly on their site.  It will take billions to make a dent in their recovery and many years of labor. Let's all keep praying that the nuclear crisis will be under control soon.

Mar 15, 2011 05:37 PM #6
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Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
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Michelle,

Thank you for posting your comments, and for passing on the info about the Red Cross.  The Red Cross is a great international organization; but it is a great reflection of the benevolent attitude of the American people.  Everywhere they go, people see Americans doing what comes naturally--stepping up and help others.  I join you in promoting their endeavors to aid the Japanese people.  Let's all contribute--as I pointed out in the blog about the coming together of the people of Japan, the world can do so.

God bless the USA and the Red Cross.  May He continue to use us to better the life of others.

Mar 16, 2011 12:16 AM #7
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Valerie Sagheddu
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So true Fred...they are a people of dignity! We need to continue to remember them for some time to come.

Mar 17, 2011 03:44 PM #8
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Fred Cope
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Valerie, it is so easy to get caught up in our daily routine, and leave our prayers on the shelf next ot our good intentions.  We all have those days, and that is why we must maintain a vigil.  Some of us have early morning time set aside for prayer & devotional, some have times throughout the day, others in the evenings, and then there are the "whenever I can" devotees.  "Pray in the morning, pray at noontime, pray in evening, pray any time."  Commitment is the key.  Several years ago, a friend committed to pray for a new work being planned in the congregation, and he committend to pray at each stop light he caught.  He concluded that God & the City Fathers joined forces--giving him much opportunity to pray. "Pray when you're happy, pray when in sorrow, pray when you're tempted, pray all the time."  ANYTIME or ALL THE TIME is the RIGHT TIME.

LORD, we stop our day, just to say--we confidently pray that YOU HAVE YOUR WAY.

For the people in Japan, that their fate rest in your MIGHTY HAND.  In HIM we pray.  Amen

 

Mar 17, 2011 04:44 PM #9
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Fred, I have prayed much since learning of this disaster in Japan.  I won't stop for a very long time.  I love hearing the miraculous stories that are eeking out one at a time in the midst of such sorrow.  I know God is at work.

Mar 20, 2011 11:46 AM #10
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Fred Cope
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Tammy, I spent 6 months in Japan & Korea in 1968 when the North Koreans seized the U.S.S Peublo in International waters off the Korean penensula.  As most boys of my age, I thought of the Japanese as "Japs", "Nips", enemies of America; but I came to have a high regard for them and their culture during that time.

Three events stand out:

(1) I was placed in charge of three Japanese Nationals (Civil Service employees), and they liked me, and work hard to make me look good in front of my Superiors, and got me an outstanding performance review & promotion.  I remember their names: Ohishi, Kenoshita and Ito [43 years later]. 

(2)  I visited an orphanage, and the Mamasan, joked with us that her's was the correct language, because your head goes up & down when reading Japanese (up & down as in "yes"); but reading English is "No" as she shook her heard right & left.  So humble & down to earth. 

(3) I watched a fellow airman and a Japanese stone mason build a stone wall--neither speaking the other's language.  They did a great deal of smiling, nodding and drawing in the dirt.  That International language of the smile has had a great impact on my world view ever since.

Great, honorable, proud, conscientious, courteous, intelligent, and friendly people!!!  Yes, we must continue to pray for them, and the hope that more successful rescues will come.  It is humbling to witness such power of Nature and such devastation in its wake.  The redeeming hope & confidence is that Our Lord commands the Seas and all Nature.  Three quiet & calming word reveal His power:

As Thomas said, "My Lord and My God."

Mar 20, 2011 04:19 PM #11
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Maggie McFarland
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Dear Lord, please help and protect these people! Thank you for posting Fred!

Mar 22, 2011 06:56 AM #12
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Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
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Maggie,

Remember when you were a little girl, and something frightened you?  Didn't your Daddy take you in his arms and say, "Maggie, do not be afraid, Daddy is here."  Remember running and jumping in his arms?

I remember when my daughters would cling to me, and I remember holding them tight: I love them, and could never stand by when they were in danger (or were afraid).  You know where I'm headed...

"Have you not known? Have you not heard?  The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He does not faint or grow weary, His understanding is unsearchable.  He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength."  --Isaiah 40: 28-29 RSV

I re-read Psalms 100 tonight, and was struck by the Psalmists words in verse 5:  "For the LORD is good; His steadfast love endures for ever, and His faithfulness to all generations."  Let all men say, "Amen."

 

Mar 22, 2011 05:49 PM #13
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