Yet our very best technology failed to predict when will the next earthquake be, to comprehend what's going on deep under the ground, to take precautions for the sake of saving lives. Yet our advanced communication means were not the best in times of hardship, to help others reaching the safety ground, before getting swept away by the amazing waves. Yet the birds were ahead in times, sensing the imminent threat and flying far far away before the ground dissolved. And YET, even the fishes, the water's own creatures, escaped ahead, swam far far away before the tragedy overwhelm their only shelters.
Now what else can we boast for?
"Father in heaven, you are the absolute Sovereign over the shaking of the earth, the rising of the sea, and the raging of the waves. We tremble at your power and bow before your unsearchable judgments and inscrutable ways. We cover our faces and kiss your omnipotent hand. We fall helpless to the floor in prayer and feel how fragile the very ground is beneath our knees.