Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Warfare Wednesday: Lifting Up Haiti

"Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places." Matthew 24:7

Less than a week ago someone shared with me photos of an orphanage in Haiti. My heart cried out for those kids, as I wanted to bring them home right away. While that is physically impossible, it did lead me to pray for them. And ever since then, the orphanages in Haiti have been on my mind, and the country in general. It's such a poor country, there is so much need, it just breaks my heart.

Then last night, an earthquake struck the country of Haiti. A big one. This already poor country looks like a nuclear war zone. It's completely devastating. Their poor building code has caused building after building to collapse- including a major hospital.

They need so much. They already needed so much, and now... Just thinking about it, my eyes fill up with tears for these people. There has also been rain- and after an earthquake like this, that brings with it a serious risk of mudslides.

Yet there is a bright spot- the orphanage that I was praying for is safe and unharmed. The children slept outside last night, for there was a fear of aftershocks, but they are safe. Praise God for that.

International aid is going to be key for helping these people. Their country is not functioning at all this morning- they need so much, including rescue workers and medical personal. May God place a sense of urgency in the hearts of the nations to send help. May God wrap the people of this small country in His arms and give them comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

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