It's difficult to wrap our minds around the devastation in Haiti. I rarely watch TV, don't get the paper, and mostly use the internet for communication...and have only wrestled with what has happened in Haiti in the last day or two (and that, only after reemerging after a family bout with a stomach bug.) My heart is grieved, as is yours, I'm sure. How do we process what has happened in Haiti in the light of our understanding of a good God? Al Mohler helps us wade through it all:
The earthquake in Haiti, like every other earthly disaster, reminds us that creation groans under the weight of sin and the judgment of God. This is true for every cell in our bodies, even as it is for the crust of the earth at every point on the globe. The entire cosmos awaits the revelation of the glory of the coming Lord. Creation cries out for the hope of the New Creation.
In other words, the earthquake reminds us that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only real message of hope. The cross of Christ declares that Jesus loves Haiti -- and the Haitian people are the objects of his love. Christ would have us show the Haitian nation his love, and share his Gospel. In the midst of this unspeakable tragedy, Christ would have us rush to aid the suffering people of Haiti, and rush to tell the Haitian people of his love, his cross, and salvation in his name alone.
Read the entire article here.
Many prayers go out to the families in Haiti...
Grace and Peace,