O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8
I just finished listening to Lisa Beamer give a chapel talk at Wheaton College. Many of you may remember her as the wife of Todd Beamer who heroically gave his life along with others on the September 11th, 2001 United Airlines Flight 93 that was most likely headed to the White House or Capitol Building in Washington D.C. He with others decided to jump the hijackers in the cockpit and force the plane to the ground before it could reach its intended destination. I encourage you to read more about Todd Beamer on Wikipedia or other resources.
Lisa shared how Todd's death affected her life and the life of her family. Lisa was pregnant and had two other small children at the time of Todd's death. As Lisa was speaking, I could not help but think about the many questions I had asked myself over the years having worked in Haiti nearly 25 years now. I have had trouble reconciling the poverty and pain that I have witnessed as a result of malnutrition, lack of medical care, natural disasters and the list goes on and on. What is going on? Why does this have to happen? Is what we are doing making any difference at all? Lisa ended her chapel talk with the verse from Micah above. The answer that I have come up with at least for where I am in this journey currently is that I have an opportunity to make a small difference in the lives of people that He has put before me. I don't know exactly how that looks for any particular individual but I trust that God will use my meager efforts to work out His plan. Will I do what is right, love mercy and walk humbly? That is what He calls each of us to do, what He requires of us if we choose to follow Him.
I hope that you can see that you have an opportunity to help make a difference in this community in Haiti as well. God gives each of us many opportunities and then we make a choice. As 2016 comes to a close and 2017 lies before us, I want to ask you to consider making a commitment to Every Eye Will See Him ministries this upcoming year and for years to come. Many of you may have a chance to visit personally while others may only be able to participate financially, but either way, together we have a chance to make life changing contributions to many who are struggling every day. We can do our part to help answer some of these difficult questions.
Waiting on God, Fearless to Move, Trusting His Provision