Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Praying for Haiti
I cannot begin to imagine what the people of Haiti are going through right now. Especially as I sit here in my bedroom, and look around at my own world. It's like something off of a movie. My world is peaceful and calm. My biggest worry being that I have to go to work tomorrow and I dont have any lesson plans done.
While in another part of the world, on the island of Hispaniola, the world is in utter chaos and nothing is as it was. 100,000. 100,000 people dead. And counting. The number keeps going up. There is no way that it could possibly go down. Some thinking that it could even go as high as 500,000. And over 3 million people were affected by the earthquake. An enormous amount.
The other day my friends and I were talking about the safest place you can go during an Earthquake. Apparently the safest place would be in any doorway of your house. Something to do with the foundation of the house.
Haiti stood no chance. The infrastructure in the impoverished country is not up to par and none of the buildings stood a chance. Sixty percent of the buildings in Haiti were built carelessly and were extremely unsafe.
People die all the time. It's a part of life. But when a large amount of people die, be it a natural disaster or war, or what have you, you cant help but take a step back and say Whoa, death is no joke. We can die whenever.
It's like God is taking you by both arms, and giving you a firm shake and saying "Wake up!"
I'm praying for the people of Haiti. My thoughts are with them all. May God help them all and give them all peace.
If you would like to help the people of Haiti, by donating money, please visit this link, which provides you with a list of places you can donate to.
And please keep Haiti and its people in your thoughts and/or prayers.