Thursday, 23 May 2013
In the wake of the Oklahoma tornadoes tragedies, I have once again been reminded of the frailty of life and possessions. It is amazing that even after hearing hear these stories, some of us still continue to sacrifice what is important in life in order to acquire possessions that can suddenly crumble in an instant. It is worthwhile to constantly remind ourselves that good relationships are the true possessions that do not get blown away or get destroyed, when the tornadoes of life strike.
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Today I read a truly amazing story. A story of hope against all odds, a story that made me just cry out for joy! It was the story of the remarkable survival of a young woman pulled out alive from the rubble of the collapsed Bangladeshi garment factory after 17 days. Yep, you read right, 17 whole days, trapped underground, surrounded by dead bodies!
In all that time, she kept hitting hard against the walls that trapped her, hoping that the noise would be heard by the outside world. I can imagine how hard she must have hit those walls.
Day one came and went, no one heard. Perhaps there were other survivors, and they encouraged each other.
Day two, same story, more hitting, no response….all the way to day 17, by which time she was the only one alive; no one to talk with, no one to encourage her.