God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains should shake in the heart of the sea;
Though its waters foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
This "ancient " wall in donwtown Portland is still standing, although the building once anchored to it has long since been gone. It wouldn't take much shaking to bring it down. I cannot believe that any property owner (it forms the border of a downtown pay-to-park lot), or roving code enforcer could come face-to-face with this disaster-in-waiting and not erect barricades.
We think we know better here than the impoverished people of Haiti. But we overlook things just as they do.
Pray for the folks on the isalnd of Hispaniola. Pray that help comes swiftly, that better buildings are built.