Every week I post a weekly post of links I've found interesting thought the week, or just fun things I see, like cute shoes etc. This week though, as my heart has ached each morning watching the news, seeing such heart wrenching photos of those burying their loved ones after the horrendous earthquake in Haiti, I am humbled, saddened and in awe. It's hard to really articulate how this has rocked me. My face has been wet all week-prayers on my tongue all week. I'm in shock.
I don't have cute shoes on my mind this week....
In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help.
From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.
I know my God is big. I know he's wrapping his arms around those who are mourning, those who are crying out, those who are sick, those who are dying- He's just that kind of guy. His love is enormous. This is my prayer today: That the people of Haiti would be comforted as the God of the universe cries along with them in this great loss.
Haitian woman told her story today on the Today Show. She was down the street from her house, watching homes falling around her, and racing back to her home where her 3 children were trapped under rubble. She could hear their cries from under the rubble. They were screaming, "Mama! Mama! We're not dead! Get us out!" With great gratitude on her face, she said "I realize now, God loves me." Every one's experience will be different of course, But I couldn't help but praise God in that moment thinking "You.are.awesome.God!!"
I Maybe now that I am a mother, I see the world with different eyes, maybe that's why this story sticks out more than the others. My heart feels like a piece of dried mud being crumbled between a thumb and pointer finger. I was telling Dustin today that if we're not doing as much as we can to help these people, than I would feel like a big jerk. His company is going to match whatever the employees donate and send it to the Red Cross.
Their needs are so big.