Monday, January 18, 2010
There has been some discussion in the media regarding the cause of the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12. One Christian leader attributes the cause to Divine judgment; a well-known actor lays the blame at the door of global climate change.
While we surely do not know why things like this happen to people already struggling in the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, we do know that there is a desperate need for help. It is in times such as this that we see the best in our culture and in our people. The path to recovery will be slow and hard and will last long after the story has ceased to catch the attention of the viewers of the evening news. Remember Psalm 41:1; “Blessed is the one who remembers the poor.”
(Photo from online version of Boston Globe, REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)