Rie Tokumizu
Ishinomaki, Japan

Today we are together here in Minami Sanriku-cho to pray for the restoration of the disaster area. When entering this hall, a biblical quote written in large letters, "Comfort, yes, comfort My people!" (Isaiah 40:1) caught my eyes.

I am full of gratitude to feel how fortunate we are to have the One who comforts us. The afflicted areas need nothing more than to be filled with God's love.

(2012)