Wednesday, January 12, 2011

One year ago today....

Haiti was hit with a devastating earthquake. A country that was already faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges was now faced with unbelievable loss and grief of losing those they loved and their homes.
I was blessed to be part of team that went to Haiti in August on a trip to Son of God Orphanage. The need is great. Infact, the need seems beyond my capability of responding to. God is not asking me or you to step in and fix it as a whole, He is calling us to respond to the need in the manner that He puts before us.
This song "I Refuse" by Josh Wilson resonates in my heart personally. I don't want to pretend everything is all right - I don't want to wait for someone else to do what God has asked me to do - I don't want to live like I don't care.
If I close my eyes I can still hear the voices of the children at Son of God Orphanage, I can still feel their fingers touch my arm, I can still see the smiles on their faces as we loved on them.
God asks us to respond to the things that are on His heart - The children and people of Haiti are precious to Him, we need to respond accordingly.
Let's live like we care in a BIG WAY!!! :)
Matthew 5:14-16
You are like light for the whole world. A city built on top of a hill cannot be hidden, and no one would light a lamp and put it under a clay pot. A lamp is placed on a lampstand, where it can give light to everyone in the house. Make your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and will praise Your Father in heaven.

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