We live our lives, day by day, each with it's own trials and temptations, fears and regrets, hopes and dreams, each striving to live the life that Christ would have us live.
And all around the world, others just like us are living their lives - striving, hoping, fearing, loving.
I would like you to take time today to remember the people of Haiti.
Their homes have been destroyed, their families broken. It is hard for me to even imagine just how great is the destruction.
I pray that this crisis will be used mightily to draw men closer to the Saviour.
And it is my prayer that those of us who have not experienced such anguish and desolation in our lives will not only remember to thank God for his infinite mercies, but also to thank Him for every trial that crosses our path. It is by the trials met and overcome that we "become more than conquerors through him that loved us."
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
- Romans 8:35-39
Mr. Doug Phillips from Vision Forum Ministries and a group of men have gone to Haiti to help the many orphans and victims of the recent earthquake. You can read about the journey on Mr. Phillips' blog.
I am so thankful that there are men who are willing to be used of the Lord in this work. And while all may not be able to actually go to minister to these people, every one of us can help in the mighty work of bringing the people of Haiti and the work going on there before the throne of God.