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Day 130 - Haiti

>> Sunday, January 17, 2010

I haven't written much lately 'cause I really just haven't been in the mind-frame to. I've been a little distracted by what's happened and what continues to happen in Haiti, and I'm sure (like most everyone else out there) it's been weighing heavily on my heart.

I was seriously ready to just jump on a plane and go down there and help in whatever way I could, but I know that right now what they really need, and what they'll continue to need is money, so I will continue to donate whatever I possibly can to world vision or the red cross, or the UNHCR and other organizations I trust and believe in.

I feel really connected to this - I'm partly ashamed to admit that I feel more connected to this than I even did with the Tsunami and the victims of that disaster. I think that maybe it's because I travelled last year to a third-world country and saw with my own eyes and felt in my own heart how we are all the same and all connected. I think that's why when I saw the videos on cnn and read the news in the paper, my heart broke and I was short of breath. Those kids lying dead in the street are my kids, that mom screaming, throwing her arms in the air is my mom, that girl staring vacantly into space is my sister.

I really feel this. I'm upset, I'm angry, and in my anger I question a God who could cause so much anguish and so much pain.

3 comments:

Sheryll Brimley January 17, 2010 at 8:43 PM  

well said Suzanne. You probably can imagine how tragic it is down there more than a lot of us!!! My heart just aches ...I want to do so much more ..but like you I understand that money & prayers are what they need.

Sara January 17, 2010 at 11:43 PM  

"if we have no peace."
........"it is because, because we have forgotten that we BELONG to each other"
-Mother Teresa

I can really relate to this post Suz, thanks for posting.

Franciska January 28, 2010 at 1:16 AM  

Not everything in this world is done by God. When something bad like this happens we musn't be too quick to put the blame or responsibility on God. Remember that He is a good, loving, faithful and just God. The enemy, Satan, has just at much control here on earth as does God in heaven. What we should do is give of our time and money and anything that is helpful. We must pray and we must give thanks to God even in bad situations and in circumstances we do not understand.

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