Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Earthquake

I haven't written this year. I really haven't had time, but I had hoped to be catching you up on the latest in the lives of my three sweet little ferals. However, the earthquake that devastated Haiti on Tuesday, 1/12/10, has my thoughts going in another direction.

Last night Steve and I watched the news and my heart broke. Tears ran down my cheeks as I saw the tragic scenes unfold in my family room. The news commentators all wore the same face, that of disbelief and grief. I saw tears in their eyes and heard voices breaking with emotion. They, like the rest of us, could not comprehend devastation of the magnitude that hit Haiti.

The first question we often find ourselves asking is, "Where was God?". I must admit that I have asked that question myself many times, but as I watched I knew in my spirit that God's heart was broken too. I could imagine tears welling up in his eyes and streaking his cheeks as well. His "kids" were in pain.

I truly believe that God desires only the best for us, but the sin that caused chaos and despair to enter the Garden of Eden is still as real today as it was then. One day the paradise that he designed will once more be available to us. Until then the evil that the first man(woman) chose because of their rebellion will continue to create that same web of destruction.I have had my share of tragedy and I'm sure you have too. In most cases, I can draw a line from that event to an occasion of rebellion, either within myself or someone else.

As I ponder on the evil and sadness that sin has brought into this world, I am reminded that "all creation groans for Christ's return". Romans 8:18-22) But,thank God, all creation has the hope that what was intended will be restored and there will be a day when there will no longer be an event like the tragedy in Haiti. For when the eastern skies split and Jesus the King returns there will be no more sorrow. In Revelation 22:12, He assures us, "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward will be with me and I will give to everyone according to what he has done." And in the 20th verse he repeats, "Yes, I am coming soon." Praise God!

In the meantime, I intend to be about my "Father's business", sharing his love with mankind and lifting their needs to him in prayer................Shalom, Bebe

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