Tuesday, January 12

Prayer

Please pray for the Livesay family, serving in Haiti, in light of the earthquake that hit this afternoon.

4 comments:

SinginginHisName said...

My family and I are praying for them and all the people in Haiti! We have a friend who has friends that are helping there and will be sending supplies, etc. We are praying about what we can do besides prayer to help. I am so glad, praise the Lord your friend and her family are alive! thank you for posting about their situation in Haiti.

Anonymous said...

Hanna,
I am curious, what is your opinion on what Pat Robertson said about why this had happened?

Sue in NJ

Hannah said...

Hi Sue,
The morning after the quake I read in Psalms:
"The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He will not constantly accuse us nor remain angry forever.
He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us as we deserve."

Are there different levels of sin according to the Bible? No. All sin separates us from God.

Are Americans better than Haitians because our sins are socially acceptable? Are lying, stealing, lusting, gossip better than voodoo ceremonies? i don't think so. None of us can achieve on our own the perfection God requires. I need God's mercy and compassion and the gift of His Son just as much as Haitians do and vice versa.

If God could spare Sodom and Gomorrah for one righteous man, I am sure he would extend that grace to Haiti. The Bible teaches us that the earth is wearing out and changing. Earthquakes verify this.

Does God often use difficulties and tragedies to return our hearts to Him? There are accounts of this all throughout the scripture.

I cannot guess as to what motivated Mr. Robertson's statement. I cannot come up with a pure or holy or helpful reason for saying what he did. My prayers are with him also.

Hannah

Anonymous said...

Hanna,
Thank you.. I was thinking the same.. I do find inspiration here from you, then I have found from other blogs.. Cause I feel you walk the walk and not just talk the talk..( I usually find those to talk the loudest and saying look at me look at me.. are the ones that are not walking the walk.)
I just am glad about one thing.. that I am assuming the people of Haiti would not get wind of what he said, cause of the radios and such that are down.. I hope they don't..it is so disheartening.
I feel sorry for Mr Robertson. I honestly do. That he has drifted so far away from the Lords teachings, to have thought something like this, let alone said it.

I am so happy that your friends have weathered this first storm.. I know they have a even longer road ahead of them now this has happened.

sue in NJ