Sunday, January 17, 2010
please keep your heart and eyes open...and try to make it personal
I'm having trouble sleeping because my heart is breaking over Haiti. I have a good imagination, and I can imagine the smell of death, the real fear, the grief and the loss. It all seems impossible. Last night I broke when I saw a CNN story about the UN Doctors needing to leave the hospital because of security concerns. Gangs of people are out terrorizing the population that has already been so hurt. There is no government, no police. The children in the orphanages are sleeping outside because of the fear of aftershocks...but who can protect them from the gangs ? I prayed for God to send angels to guard the poor people. My heart breaks for the senseless loss and pain. I pray for the US military and other military to come in to establish order and law. I also wonder what other people do with all this information that is very hard to bear? I think we all need to keep our eyes open, keep our hearts open. We all also need to make Haiti personal by finding one organization to help. Be careful to choose an organization that is not just going to take your money...but please do not just tune Haiti out. Pray for security, pray for the medical needs and food, water and shelter needs. Pray for those who have lost everything, pray for their comfort. And pray about what you can do to make their burden lighter. I have a heart for orphans and I know this will be what I will focus on. None of us can do everything but we can all do something. Our prayers have amazing power…start there.