January 12, 2010
This is a date that will forever live on in history as one of destruction and desperation.
This is a date that will also be remembered as a triumph over evil as it lead people to search themselves and find the one true God in the midst of the pain.
There are stories even now, nearly a month later, of people being found alive in the rubble. Here is just a glimpse of hope.
It doesn’t seem to matter that the government type people called off all search and rescue operations on January 23, 2010, not even a full 2 weeks after the earthquake. There are still people searching and there are still people being found alive.
After his rescue 28 days after the devastation wrought in Haiti during a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, Mr Muncie told doctors that a man in a white coat was bringing him water.
The doctors have suggested Mr. Muncie is hallucinating. However, I believe in angels and very much believe that an angel was delivering water to Mr. Muncie.
Then there’s Daline Etienne. A 16 year old girl who was found 15 days after the earthquake. She survived that long by sipping on Coca-Cola. One of the passers-by said, “It’s a miracle. God has watched over her and Jesus got her out.”
Even with the good that is coming out of Haiti, the messages of rescues and of all the children finding adoptive homes and such, there are still naysayers. There are those people who will come back and retort, “how could God allow this to happen?” or “God caused the earthquake”.
To those people I say this:
I don’t know if God caused a massive earthquake to hit Haiti or not. I know that in the end, we win. I know that my God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, is the same yesterday, today, and forever and if miracles were prevalent in the times of the disciples then they are prevalent even now. These stories of hope in the midst of destruction are just the beginning for the people everywhere. We are in the last days and either you will choose Christ or you won’t. But you will be responsible for that choice.