Like you, I’ve been so saddened to see pictures of the devastation in Haiti caused by one of the worst earthquakes to hit the small, poor country in over 200 years. It is heart breaking to hear the stories of mass graves necessary to handle overwhelming numbers of the dead, orphans without formula, relatives seeking word of each other, and relief supplies not being able to reach the injured and hungry.
The needs of Haiti are many, and at times, seem insurmountable. However, in the midst of such devastation, God can work to show His Hope to the hopeless there. The people there have probably never been so desperate, and these are the times God can send revival.
I’ve been encouraged to see the world unite to help Haiti. Many countries are pledging monetary support and are sending planes with relief supplies. Our military are heroes for their air drops over the country and for going in to rescue the helpless. Churches across the United States are taking up special offerings for Haiti. Our church’s RA’s and GA’s are collecting supplies that are most needed right now in Haiti. A family in our Classical Conversations group made beautiful cookies and colorful sprinkle brownies that they sold for donations which will go to Samaritan’s Purse’s relief efforts in Haiti.
I would encourage you to give (to a reputable organization of your choice) to help these precious people because it could just as easily be us in need. The amount does not matter. I love this quote from Mother Teresa: “If you can’t feed a hundred, feed one.” Our gifts together can be huge and can make a difference and can show the love of Jesus. Let’s unite our hearts in prayer for Haiti and watch for the miracle stories that are sure to come!
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear. Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling.” (Psalm 46:1-3)