If ever we must get out of ourselves and respond to a need, it is now with the horrific disaster in Haiti. Here’s our chance to set aside self-inspection, self-promotion and self-protection and see the much greater needs in this world. We do not yet know the number of lost lives, but we do know it will be staggering. We also know this small nation was already among the very poorest in the world and now has lost what little stability it had.
Water and food supply lines are cut. Bridges have crumbled. Hospitals, what is left of them, cannot begin to service the multitude of wounded. Roads have become rubble. Survivors sleep outside. Fear and bewilderment reign. The result, unless we get to serious prayer and support, will be starvation and desperation. This is the time to shelve our personal interests and give extravagantly to those homeless, helpless people in Haiti. “Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.” (James 2:18)