Thoughts On Haiti
Like you, I’ve been keeping up with the latest Haiti relief news. And like you, my heart breaks with each update. As with this writing, it’s estimated that 100,000 may be dead. The natural question to ask is, “What can we do?”
Should we debate why God would allow such a travesty to happen? Don’t get me wrong, it’s normal to wonder why something like this would happen, if God is so loving. But honestly, I don’t think we can fully know God’s will. I think sometimes you just have to admit that stuff happens.
Should we then make fun of Pat Robertson’s claim that the the earthquake happened because they “swore a pact with the devil?” If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve been having a field day poking fun at old Pat. But while people are dying, what good will it do to make fun of some idiot on TV?
So what then? Well, I have a couple of ideas:
2. Pray. Pray for those who lost their homes and loved ones. Pray for those who are still trapped underneath the rubble. Pray for the relief workers.
In other words, instead of focusing on ourselves, let’s focus on those who are suffering.