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Tsunami?

Yesterday (2/27/10) The Hawaiian Island’s was spared of what could have been a devastating situation. As some of you know my family and I are stationed here in Pearl Harbor and we live in the City of Kapolei, both of which are located on the island of Oahu. Well we awoke to the sound of the emergency siren blaring as loud anything I have ever heard. We were under Tsunami warning, not a watch but a warning. We were notified that we along with all the other islands that make of the state of Hawaii would be hit by a Tsunami that was a result of the devastating 8.8 earthquake that leveled Chile and would later go on to cause a quake in Argentina and some damage to the city of Ventura in California.

We were given an approximate time of impact with no indication of the size of the waves but the way it  was portrayed was as though we were in for something potentially shattering. I have never felt so helpless and scared in my life. All I could do was pray and prepare my family a natural disaster. It was in the waiting and praying that I realized how real that old expression, “tomorrow is promised to one,” really is. I went to bed and all was well, and I woke to find out that my life, my world, my family could all be taken in an instance. Or it could have been at least disrupted in a very significant way.  In waiting for our estimated time of impact and in between the praying and all the rest of the mental preparation I realized that I have not even scratched the surface of my life. I am 26 years old and I realized that part of my final preparation involved some apologies and I’ll do better Lord and even some regrets. That is awful, my last minutes should have been full of prayer, memorable moments and life fulfilling events. That let me know that I am not living the life God has for me. I am not accessing what this island or this life he has been given to me has to offer.

I never want my final minutes to be robbed of prayer and family reflection because I have unfinished business. So, I urge you to think about your life, think about the people that have wronged you, the person that you love but have never told, the absent parent in your life, that trip that you keep thinking about, that little voice that tells you to volunteer and  in doing so get up and get moving. Life really is too short and tomorrow is a huge gift from God himself. Every day that you wake up should be another chance to do better, do more and enjoy more than the day before. Even more so it is a chance to get right with God. You don’t want to be regretful of the relationship that you had with your creator, you don’t want to be in doubt, and believe me you don’t want to be trying to bargain with him in your final moments. So please, step up your relationship with our father, give more than you did yesterday to your relationship with him. Please people don’t wait to do things tomorrow; your tomorrow may not be there. So call your parent, sibling, ex-best friend, or whomever your holding that grudge against and forgive them so that you can forgive yourself and move on. Let go of angry baggage and mend broken fences. Stop putting of trips and volunteer events, affect your world today, and do it now.

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4 Comments»

  justdc wrote @

Wow…this brought tears to my eyes, you have given me so much to think about…thank you so much for sharing.

  mamaoso wrote @

Thank you for reading it. I just felt the need to stress to others the importance of valuing life and making this right. Take care!

  seta king wrote @

okay my little sister, I finally had a chance to read your blog…I love you by the way!!!

Now let me share God’s view on the end times…because after all nothing else matters. He told us and warned us to be prepared…He said in the end times…there would be crazy earthquakes, etc….natural disasters basically and they are happening. He also says that NO ONE, not even the angels in heaven….HIS WORDS…NOT MINE…will know when the end is coming, only HE KNOWS. So therefore no one can predict it nor know that answer.

So sissy hang on tough to Jesus, as this is going to be one wild and crazy ride till the end, for the believer this should not be scary but rather exciting…as each day we draw nearer to being with the One we study about, read about and pray to, we will be able to touch His Face. Amazin girl, the King of Kings…and we will touch Him and feel Him breathe on us. Awe…and then we get to see my beautiful Brook, with no more pain, no tears, no nothing bad!!!

Hang on my love, we are headed for heaven. And remember always…I love you!

Seta

  mamaosa wrote @

Awe….Seta thanks for reading and letting us all know the way God says it will be. I will continue to seek him and praise him. I miss you tons and thanks again for stopping by. Hope you got to read few older posts. Oh, and if you have anything that you would like to contribute please e-mail it to me. It would be nice if maybe you could do the Sunday verse section. Give us a little something divine to think about? Love you Set!


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