Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rising From the Ashes

"For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints." (1 Cor. 14:33 NKJV) Some people say that God caused the earthquake in Haiti, and or that He allowed it. We don't always know the reasons for tragedy and who/what caused it and why. What we do know is that God is for good and peace, not confusion and harm. Even though God can be parental and punish us, He loves us and only wants the best for us. He does NOT want harm to come to us. Another thing about God is that when does take something from us, He's not punishing us, but instead is opening us up to receive something even better. Sometimes everything has to be totally stripped away to be healed, cleaned, and to make room for all the newness. Haiti has this opportunity. If all of us who are helping take the time to properly rebuild Haiti, they will have better and safer buildings, that also can be more modernized; bigger and better schools, orphanages, and hospitals (also more modern); wells for receiving clean and fresh water; and safer and stronger homes. If we all take a look at what they need to improve their lives and work toward that, and not hurry just to replace what they had, they can not only rise from the ashes but they can have a better, new life...and that can give us all hope. Hope that no matter what happens in life, no matter how stripped of everything, we can ALL rise from the ashes and be better for it in the end. Thanks be to God!! Love, Beau