Thursday, January 14, 2010

There IS hope in Your name

UPDATE: Please visit my friend's blog here to read some tangible ways you can the people of Haiti.

This evening I have so many things on my mind. I am thinking about the people in Haiti, and how in the midst of their chaos and despair, that my life is going on as normal.

Spencer is gone for the evening working late and I was reading a few blogs after putting the boys to bed and I just seemed to stumble on blog after blog of hurting people. Parents who lost a child to cancer, a new dad who lost his spouse, a young couple who lost twins late in pregnancy.

As I went to the kitchen to clean up from the day's meals I found myself trying to pray for all of these things and not knowing what to say. In all of these scenarios the loss has already taken place. The spouse and children are already with Jesus, the earthquake has already taken place and the damage has been done. How do I pray for these people who now have to go on trying to live after a major crisis?

A song came to mind. This song was very powerful for me when my mom was sick, we would sing it during worship on Sunday morning and I couldn't help but cry. As I listened to it and cried out to the Lord I realized that the people of Haiti and these families who have suffered great loss can't undo what has happened. But God can still save them. He can offer them hope for healing.

As I cleaned the kitchen and could not find the words to pray I sang this instead. This is my prayer for the people of Haiti and for the others that are hurting.

(I don't know how to post the video on my page, so please follow this link.)

1 comment:

  1. You have a beautiful blog and through it I can see your heart that loves the Lord! You also have a beautiful family (you have so many amazing pictures - are you a photographer?).

    Thank you for following my journey and commenting on my blog - what a gift to your family and friends dealing with infertility that you care enough to learn more. They are lucky to have you as a friend. :)

    Feel free to not publish this comment!