Monday, January 25, 2010

Ramblings on Haiti

"When I grow up, maybe I can take a helicopter and bring food and water to Haiti."

I love it when words like this come from my daughter's mouth.

Her first grade class is working to raise money for Haiti. I am so thankful for a teacher that sees the importance in cultivating a heart of compassion and an awareness of needs in our world. She has been asking for jobs, wanting to help.

Her willingness to help has been a reminder to me to keep praying.

I read that they are estimating 200,000 dead.

It is a number I can't fathom.

There is a part of me that can't help ask why God? I obviously don't know the answer.

But even deeper I wonder, how do you get through something like this without God?

So I continue to pray for the people of Haiti, that God's presence would be palpable and many would believe and be saved.


KellieS said...


I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Kellie from Women's Life Link. Your link at mycup2yours sent me to you.

I was troubled by the estimated dead in Haiti as well. It's a tragedy that they didn't need on top of their poverty. You have to wonder what the "big picture" is there. Anyway, nice to meet you.


megs @ whadusay said...

Nice to meet you too Kellie - Thanks for sharing your thoughts.