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Haiti and its Orphans

January 13, 2010

Days like today are hard for my faith.  I know and believe and have seen two things in my lifetime: 1) that God is in control and 2) that He is FULL of love and mercy.  So it’s hard to wrap my brain about the devastation that is happening in Haiti as I type this.  Questions like “How could you God?” and “Where are you God?” often run through my mind.  And the hard truth is that even though there are philosophical and theological answers and theories to pain and suffering in the world…I’m not sure we’ll ever really understand His reasons or His presence in situations like this.

But I do know that in some crazy way, the answer to “Where are you God?” is that He is in His people.  We talk about being the hands and feet of Christ…I’m praying and begging God that for the people of Haiti, He would manifest Himself through His people.  There are a lot of ways that you can be His hands and feet today.

The Red Cross needs funds.  They’ve made it easier than ever to give.  Check out here how you can just text your money to Haiti.

We need to pray.  Pray that God (through His people) would rescue those that are trapped, bind the wounds of the injured, comfort the mothers who have lost children, and raise up parents for the now fatherless.

If you’ve ever considered adoption or even contributing financially to others that are adopting, there will be an even greater need now in his impoverished country.  Check out an interview from a woman who runs “God’s Littlest Angels” on the Today show to hear about the immediate needs of the fatherless.

“Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.” James 1:27, New Living

Be His hands and feet in whatever way you can today.  And remember the orphan.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Dan permalink
    January 13, 2010 1:57 pm

    FYI … we have a friend who has been trying for the past 3+ years to adopt twin 4-year-old Haitian boys. She has been their legal guardian since they were just a few months old when they were abandond by their mother and father. It may be somewhat a matter of their particular situation, but she has found the adoption process in Haiti to be very complicated (and she lives just across the border in the Dominican Republic and has been able to make several trips over to deal with some of the red tape). Hopefully this incident, as horrifying as it is, will encourage the Haitian government to make foreign adoption easier.

  2. January 17, 2010 11:03 am

    praying alongside you…and believing for the miraculous hand of God through His people.

  3. Aidan permalink
    January 19, 2010 11:45 am

    If I weren’t pregnant already right now, I would adopt a Haitian baby. I cry every time I watch the news coverage. At least now they are hopefully getting some food and water, but to even think about them going thirsty or hungry for even a few hours breaks my heart. Especially when I think about how much juice Shelby drinks everyday.

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