My motto for Guatemala after returning was: Showing Love. Finding Hope.
I have to admit that it's been hard for me to find the glimpses of hope in the news reports, videos, and blog posts about Haiti. I have been up late praying for the people, and I feel that God is doing a work that goes beyond Haiti. This brokeness and ache I feel is for the people of this world. But the Lord has been good in showing me HOPE. The tears will not stop after watching this video. So many emotions flooded through me as I watched it. However, as my heart breaks for the hurting people and suffering orphanages, it was impossible not to see the HOPE as children were reunited with their parents. It makes my heart ache for the day when that moment will be mine and I will give a child a home as they are. Someday. For now, though, I wait in HOPE for Haiti, HOPE for the orphans, and HOPE for this world. It is here now, and even through the trials we have a Cornerstone to stand on. In the trials, we know that ALWAYS we can rely on the fact that Christ still sits on the right hand of God. We are still forgiven and redeemed. And Jesus still loves us. That is all the HOPE any of us or any of the Haitians will ever need.