Our only comfort

Jesus is with a poor Haitian girl who is buried in the dark praying her last prayer for rescue.

Jesus is with the mother trying desperately to get back to the remains of what was once her home, hoping her family is still alive.

Jesus is with the father who is cursing God at the top of his lungs for bringing a disaster which killed his entire family.

Jesus is with the boy who’s body is wracked with pain as he breathes the last breath of his young life.

Jesus is with the relief worker sitting in a comfortable airplane seat, anxiously awaiting take off so they can begin to help.

Jesus is with the doctor who is fighting exhaustion, wiping sweat from his brow for the thousandth time as he tries desperately to save one more life.

Jesus is with the person that sees the news reports and and says “better them than me.”

Jesus is with the person who sees the news reports and falls on their face, weeping at the human suffering.

Jesus hears the prayers of the millions who pray all at once for safety, healing, peace and hope.

Jesus is with the families, desperately awaiting word from someone they know.

Jesus is with the person who donates $5 to help, knowing it’s the last $5 they have.

Jesus is with the person who donates $100,000 to relief and allows their private jet to be used for aid flights.

In all times, Christ is with us. He is there when we get that promotion that will change our lives. He is there when entire countries are destroyed in horrible disasters. I pray I would give God glory in good times and bad. I am comforted by Exodus 9:16 “But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you My power, so that My name may be proclaimed in all the earth.” To our great King be all the glory. He will use this disaster and our response to it for His glory.

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