I have friends in our church in Nepal. I’ve not yet heard if they are affected by the earthquake, but let’s be sure to keep them in our prayers….
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.” (2 Corinthians 1:3–7 NIV11)
At least 700 people are confirmed to have died as Nepal suffers its worst earthquake for more than 80 years, with deaths also reported in India and Bangladesh.