State of the Nation

Jan 15

As far as the eye can see there is devastation. Rubble is heaped where buildings once stood. Ebony skin is covered in blood and dust. On the streets are bodies lying haphazard, some covered with white shrouds, others with cast-off pieces of cardboard. Some still alive but injured lie in the roadway covered only with helplessness.

The earthquake, which rocked a 7.0 through the poorest of the poor, laid waste to Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti. The death toll continues to climb as volunteers, friends, and family desperately claw through the debris to find loved ones and locate bodies to match the desperate voices calling for help.

Devastation breeds desperation.

But in an address to the world, and specifically to the nation of Haiti, President Obama promised, “You will not be forsaken, you will not be forgotten. In this your hour of greatest need, America stands with you.” And with these words, the president of the richest nation promised the residents of the poorest $100,000,000 in aid but more importantly, hope.

Obama’s statement brought to mind a passage of scripture. Deuteronomy 31:6 says, Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Our hearts like the poverty-stricken city are broken and destitute. Christ is the prosperous nation that assures us, “I will never leave you nor forsake you. I will go with you.” He alone brings hope. If the United States can bring such hope to a forgotten country, how much more should Christ bring hope to our worn and weary souls?

What is the state of your nation? Are the cities within your walls piled high with the rubble of heartbreak and disappointment? Allow the Living God to bring you the hope that only He can bring. Do not be afraid. Help is on the way.

**Want to be a sheep? Whatever you did unto the least of these brothers of mine, you did unto me. Matthew 25:40 Imagine if one million people gave $1 to the relief effort. That’s $1,000,000. Now imagine if one million people gave $5. I know money is tight, but can you spare even $5? I’m going to challenge my children to give of their money, as well. Talk to your family about what you can do.

Here is where you can go to help. Click HERE. Just click one time donation and give at least $5. You can make a difference.

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  • Scarlett Jan 15 at 11:36 am

    This is just beautiful.

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