Our Rescued Children...

This photo was taken last Sunday morning as they were heading out to church.  That morning no one would have imagined the earth trembling, quaking, and buildings crumbling two days later. We are so thankful that each of their lives were spared when the earthquake and aftershocks hit Port-au-Prince. Words cannot describe the devastation all around them. 

Our hearts cry out to our Lord this day for our children in Haiti, for all of those there. My heart aches, yet my mind knows that God is sovereign, and he "so loved the world." In His great love for us, his children, there will be suffering. 

May I allow the words of a young 25 year old survivor challenge each of us. Her words spoken this past Saturday, after finding her entire immediate (and several cousins and aunts) dead on Friday. 

"I HAVE to believe the Lord is good...In this trial I greatly rejoice, though now for a little while we have been suffering in all kinds of trials. These have come so that our faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though we have not seen him, we love him; and even though we do not see him now, we believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, because we are receiving salvation!!!! Haitians must be God's favorite people - He is taking us through this so that we can grip Him tighter, see Him clearer and love Him deeper."

Neyssa has no earthly family left, no home to return to...yet she has a living hope. She knows her Savior and wants Him to be known.