I doubt there is anyone out there whose heart has not been touched this week by the images from Haiti. We sit and stare at our computer or television screens and try to wrap our mind around the pain and suffering, the devastation and brokenness.
Many pray. Some give. Others go. But we all want to DO something!
Mark shared this week how he sensed that the earthquake was a picture of the battle being fought for the souls of the Haitian people. A battle between darkness and Light.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Eph 6:12.
We have an opportunity to serve. We have the privilege of serving!
We can make a difference by being the hands and feet of Jesus…
by giving, by going, by praying.
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Matt 25:34-40
Danny & Leann Pye, a young couple from Bradenton (they went to school with our daughters), are doing exactly what Jesus is saying in the passage above. They are directors of the Haitian Children’s Home and are the hands and feet of Jesus to many hungry, thirsty and sick Haitians. I know you will be blessed if you stop by their blog www.pyesinhaiti.blogspot.com and get to know them and maybe come alongside of them in their ministry. They are a light in the darkness!
May the eyes of the world see the heart of Jesus in Haiti.