"It's me, Its me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer" is a song we sang years ago. However, these words came again to me as I opened up the blog. Anyone reading the words could easily say the same.
My heart has been ever so heavy as I watch the news coming off the TV. I watched this morning as the big machines dug the massive graves where many bodies will be entombed. Oh, the devastation in Haiti still hurts as I listen and visualize myself there.
"Except for the grace of God, there go I" is another line that has returned to me. There is no one better than another in God's sight, we all need Jesus. Some have heard of the Good news of the Gospel, where others have not, nonetheless, now is the time for those who have not heard of Jesus the Gentle Shepherd to be ministered to. In Haiti, their is help arriving around the clock, and soon it will be organized so that anyone needing a Doctor will have one. Anyone needing a drink of water will have plenty. And those who are hungry will be fed. I am touched by the outpouring of love and support coming from many areas of this world - each willing to help as much as possible, and hopefully stay for the long run.
Another earthquake hit Guatemala today as well. Too early to have heard anything about its devastation. And dear reader, even though we know the Bible tells us these things will happen before Jesus comes back, "wars and rumor of wars, earthquakes in different places..." it doesn't make the trauma of it all any easier to take in.
Thanks for continuing to pray for Haiti, and now Guatemala.
Your partner in prayer,