I don't know how many of you who follow my blog are from New Zealand, but today was a very, very sad day for my nation. At 12:51pm a 6.3 scale earthquake hit the city of Christchurch (in the South Island, I live in the North). It's the second major earthquake to strike Christchurch, the first big one was in September of last year (7.2) and the whole city has been in ruins and suffering the effects of aftershocks since then. And then today, a quake of a smaller scale, but much shallower hit.. But this time there's a death toll. There's literally destruction everywhere. People are still trapped in burning buildings, under rubble, and so many are still unaccounted for. This is a heartbreaking time for Christchurch and for the whole of New Zealand, we're only a tiny country and when one part is hurting, we all hurt - it's just the way of our culture. Christchurch has an impossibly tough night ahead, i doubt there will be any sleep going on in that city tonight. My heart is aching for all the people who have lost everything and for this broken city.
Please keep New Zealand in your prayers.