Jan 14, 2010

Haiti: Catastrophe of Biblical Proportions

Joel C. RosenbergBy Joel C. Rosenberg

“Parliament has collapsed. The tax office has collapsed. Schools have collapsed. Hospitals have collapsed,” Haitian President Preval told the Miami Herald. “There are a lot of schools that have a lot of dead people in them.” …AP is reporting as many as 500,000 could be dead. ...3 million suffering.

Please pray for the Lord to show mercy to the dear, desperate people of Haiti…. Please also give, if you can, to the American Red Cross and/or Franklin Graham’s humanitarian relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse to help those who are suffering get food, water, medical supplies, and temporary housing…. Another wonderful evangelical Christian ministry I would recommend is GAIN USA (Global Aid Network), the relief arm of Campus Crusade For Christ…. My friend Duane Zook runs GAIN and it’s a first rate ministry…. For details on how they are responding, please click here.

The Scriptures tell us in Matthew 24 and Luke 21 that terrible earthquakes and other natural disasters will occur in the “last days”…. Things will get worse, but this is already a catastrophe of biblical proportions and a bitter foretaste of things to come. May followers of Jesus Christ respond with prayer, compassion, and practical assistance.

“And there shall be great earthquakes in various places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth…” (Luke 21:11, 25-26)

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)

Related Links

Haiti in Ruins, Quake Survivors Grow Desperate - FOX News
Growing desperation grips Haitian capital in quake's aftermath - CNN
Haiti Earthquake Death Toll May Reach Historic Heights - AP
White House Taps Bush, Clinton to Help Lead Haiti Relief - FOX News
Haiti earthquake: How to find family - Christian Science Monitor