The images from the inside of churches–images with roofs torn off–are unsettling. Terasita Mazeda, churchgoer:
We just go to church and say prayer for thanksgiving that we were still alive. Without our material things it’s not important. Most important is we are still alive.
Psalm 124 struck me as I heard this report and as I read other news of this disaster, especially verses 4 through 8:
Then the waters would have engulfed us,
the torrent overwhelmed us
then seething water would have drowned us.
Blessed is the Lord,
who did not leave us
to be torn by their teeth.
We escaped with our lives like a bird
from the fowler’s snare;
the snare was broken,
and we escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth.