A main road in the downtown area of Fagatogo, American Samoa is flooded by water on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. A powerful Pacific Ocean earthquake spawned towering tsunami waves that swept ashore on Samoa and American Samoa early Tuesday, flattening villages, killing at least 34 people and leaving dozens of workers missing at devastated National Park Service facilities. (AP Photo/Fili Sagapolutele]
After the tragedy of tsunami, similar to most of us, I am very sad and frustrated about that. Bad news go into my eyes and ears looks like tsunami when turning on the TV and radio, and reading the papers.
Lately, I have received many forwarding message about the tsunami, also from some friends about a warning of "Tong Sing", the Chinese traditional calendar, as well as the "White Dragon King" one, of avoiding to go to Japan and Korea.
I think the "Tong Shing", or "White Dragon King seems similar, is a kind of folk, traditional wisdom from experience. It may tell us something about the climate, things more suitable to do and may tell the future. It urge us to hasten lucky and to avoid disaster. The warning like this tells us there may have disaster and we should avoid going.
However, is our life assured from dangers? Who could assure our life? I don't think "Tong Shing", "White Dragon King" and some predictions like this could help us.
Fortunately, I have the answer already since I was born. Thanks my mom and dad, they brought me to the Church and being baptized. I believe in God. I believe in Jesus who was born and save us from the death and fear, from the evil and test. I look for the life of the world to come (as well as the resurrection of the dead), which Jesus assure.
I may have fear of death and I have thought about how may I die. But the most important thing is how to live, not how to die, i.e. SEIZE THE DAY, live at present. Also, the power of prayer must help us.
Wish you all the best in Jesus Christ. May the peace of Jesus Christ with you always.
P.S. the following sharing is from a Ms. Tong, who studied in HKU and have relatives died in the tsunami tragedy.