For us who are far and safe from where the 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on 12 March 2011, we can only imagine the terror and destruction that the people of Japan felt two years ago.

As I would always contemplate, our daily lives are manifestation of God’s mercy and grace. Each morning, when we wake up and as we draw our first breath we must thank God that His mercy has allowed us to live today.

Because God’s love is steadfast and everlasting and His mercies are new every morning, it is just fitting that our praises and thanksgiving be expressed in a renewed spirit and humble attitude.

One cannot be proud of the riches and top position that one has attained because we are not sure of what would happened next. Even the strongest of kings and rulers have their day of defeat.

All we can do is to ask for God’s abundant grace…it is always enough.

As Japan continues to recover from the calamity two years ago, let us also bear in mind that for every trials that come our way, we can always overcome and rebuild through the love and mercies of God.

Footage of actual tsunami onslaught: