Our prayers and thoughts are with the people of Christchurch as they pick up the pieces of their lives after the devastating earthquake. For those of us in Shillong, there is an added feeling of nearness to them as we experience earthquakes at regular intervals. They have been mild ones so far with no damage by God's grace. We remember the survivors and especially those who have lost loved ones. This is a terrible thing - like so many other terrible things in this imperfect world.
This website has some pictures of the terrible aftermath of this calamity.