Well, instead of being known for this:
Haiti has been known for this…
I googled “Port au Prince” images today to show you what it was like in Haiti’s capitol city before the devastating January 12th earthquake. I was thinking there’d be a BIG difference between Haiti then and now, but I was completely surprised, in my cushioned Midwest American existence, to see that things have been HORRIBLE with a capital H in Haiti for a LOOOONG time. Ever since Columbus discovered it in 1492, in fact.
The original population of Haiti was virtually wiped out by their discoverers and replaced by slaves from Africa. Though the poor souls were set free long ago, they have suffered under corrupt leadership and neglect for centuries. Abject poverty, street orphans, and violent food lines are the norm, earthquake or no.
Conclusion?! Haitians needs our prayers and whatever aid we can send their way…Tomorrow, I’ll discuss the aid part, but first things first–our prayers…
“Oh, Maker of Haiti and all her people, You are and You are a rewarder of them that earnestly seek You. (Hebrews 11:6) We’re earnestly seeking you on behalf of Haiti.
“Send forth Thy light and Thy truth and let them guide the leaders and people of Haiti. (Psalm 43:3)
“Please strengthen the Christians, and others who are really helping, with power through Your Spirit in their inner man/woman. (Ephesians 3:16)
“Your will be done with Haiti, not the governments, nor foreign powers, nor the voodo high priest’s, but YOURS and YOURS alone!!! In Jesus’ name, AMEN!”
“For their Redeemer is strong…” (Proverbs 3:11)
Do you know the One who made the beautiful Haitian, the talented photographer, and both you and me? Click on the pic below for a quick introduction…