In a city called Christchurch a 6.3 magnitude earthquake toppled the steeple of the cathedral along with much other devastation and death in this main city of New Zealand. We search for reasons, and some will try to give apocalyptic explanations as the prophesies of Matthew 24, “There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.”(vs7) And we can’t say that God is not involved. This is His created world, but it is we who have allowed sin to enter, and damage every part of this creation. Someone once asked Jesus about such tragedies. He responded, ” Those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”(Luke 13:4-5) His point was turning eyes and hearts to the Lord. We don’t know why things happen in one place or another. It is not for us to attach various meanings to events, but to help in any situation where we can, and above all, to turn our hearts to the Lord who alone is our ultimate help.