What earthquake did to our beautiful places

Earthquake, earthquake go away !
Why did you hit us when we did nothing wrong ?

I am still so dazed over the severe 7.8 quake that hit North Canterbury last Monday.  In any one tiny moment, a sudden turn of events, one’s life could change forever.

You can follow my journey here for the once beautiful Kaikoura.

The quake aftermath.  Images credit to all relevant sources.

The drive heading north from Kaikoura on State Highway 1 in New Zealand's South Island.

LAWRENCE SMITH

The drive heading north from Kaikoura on State Highway 1 in New Zealand’s South Island.

Rock lifted above sea level by Monday's earthquakes on State Highway One near Kaikoura. Photo / Supplied

Rock lifted above sea level by Monday’s earthquakes on State Highway One near Kaikoura. Paua exposed by the earthquake on the coast near Oaro, south of Kaikoura.
ANNA REDMOND

Parts of the uplifted coast look like an alien world.

TREVOR BURKHART

Parts of the uplifted coast look like an alien world.

Damage to buildings on Wakefield Street, Wellington.

NICK KINGSTONE

Damage to buildings on Wakefield Street, Wellington.

Even our capital city Wellington is not spared and Hutt Valley residents had to evacuate their homes.

These are only a few shots of the damages.

With sadden heart, let us pray for all the families involved in this disaster and the whole nation of New Zealand.

(Prayer credit Laura Yap).

Lord,
Protect your children
Bring peace to the frightened
And swift recovery to the injured.
Father God, we ask for the earth to still
And the water to rest around New Zealand,
Blanket the people in your Holy Spirit
And give them strength
Thank you, Father.

Amen.

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3 thoughts on “What earthquake did to our beautiful places

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  2. Amen!
    I cannot even begin to imagine the disruption to daily life, the devastation to families, and the deep despair at seeing what was once beautiful turned to rubble, not to mention the fear that must hand in the air every time there is a tremor. I’m so sorry that this happened again. Offering all I can through prayer. God bless x

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