A tid-bit to chew on: Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always, Again I will say rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God: and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
I am amazed at watching the news this week with the 7.0 earthquake that happened in Haiti. My amazement is yes the devastation that is seen through out Haiti's capitol Port-a-Prince, the bodies laying on the streets, the bulldozers which pick up the bodies and make mass graves. (There is just no other way to remove the dead). We all have seen the injured, and the sick, yes our eyes have seen this horror. In the mist of it all the Christian Haitian people are setting up little gatherings and praising God. Giving praise to God. The scripture above is one of my favorites. A spiritual thing happens when you pray. The above scripture says He will give peace that surpasses "our" understanding. A reporter asked one person "why are you singing and praising God", and I am paraphrasing, but they were glad to be alive. I'm just blown away of peoples strength, and I am blessed to see people rushing to help their fellow man, giving their all. Lord continue to give strength, and Your peace.