Saturday, January 16, 2010
I've been busy working on several things lately and haven't been able to blog as much as I would like. Even so I've jotted down several catchy new titles that you may see in the future. Among them are "A good hair day", "Does she know yet", and "Well I thought it was funny".
Even with those ideas still churning around in my head I can't write about them just yet. Amidst the other things I've got going on the devastation of Haiti is weighing heavy on my heart. I have to make an effort each day to stop TV rubber necking and turn off the news in order to stop from getting depressed.
I can't image such mass destruction. I can't fathom such a loss. And yet I hurt for them.
I don't know if you are in the same place or not but here are some things I've done that have helped me and I'm hoping they'll help the people of Haiti:
1) I gave. It didn't help a whole lot but it helped a bit. I know my money can't go too far but I'm hoping that it can help a bit and combined with the efforts of others will go even further. I give to umcor http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/ for things like this but there are several others as well.
2) I turn off the TV. I check in each day but nothing much new happens. Watching over and over doesn't help the problem so I think of other ways to think about these people instead of dwelling on their devastation.
3) I pray. Its both the most and the least I can do. It's the least I can do because it doesn't take any special skill, money or a lot of time, but its the most I can do because this problem is greater than me and in need of Divine intervention and comfort.
4) I listen. This is also part of prayer but an important step none the less. I listen to the Holy Spirit and see where God is working. I got a call yesterday from someone in my small group asking if we can make a project out of sending toys to Haiti for the children who have lost everything. I see other churches gathering health kits. I see teams organizing to go on mission trips. I've heard of dog trainers going with their dogs to rescue bodies. In all of these things I am in prayer and am seeing where I can do my part.
I'm still sad for Haiti. I know it is a long journey they have ahead of them but I want them to know that I share a small part of their sorrows and am wanting to do what I can.
Until Everyone Hears,
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