My sister, another lover of the nations, called me just moments after news of the earthquake rocked Haiti yesterday: “Death was everywhere in Port-au-Prince. Bodies of tiny children were piled next to schools. Corpses of women lay on the street with stunned expressions frozen on their faces as flies began to gather.”
I wept at this. And I pulled my children close. I cannot imagine…
The age-old question of how a loving God could allow such a horrific thing rears its head again. We cannot help but ask; we cannot help but to be deeply unsettled for we know this is not how it should be. Nor can we forget that Satan may have had a role here. We attribute God for every calamity that occurs, but the the Word also tells us that Satan can cause natural disasters as well. It’s part of why he is called “The Prince of Power of The Air.”… The ancient battle continues.
But redemption is coming.
Jesus spoke of the events that would happen prior to his second coming:
“Luke 21:25-28 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”
I keep looking up.
Follow these missionary blogs in Haiti–they will give insight on how to best pray and help: http://www.livesayhaiti.blogspot.com/ http://heartlineministries.org/Blog20.aspx and http://www.jarodandjennifer.com/blog