It is now couple of weeks after the 7.0mg earthquake hit the poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti. We now talk about post-earthquake crisis in Haiti. The question that most people, both Christians and non-Christians, still continue to ask is why did God allow such a devastating crisis, taking away thousands of lives, to hit a poor country like Haiti? The answer is God never wanted man to suffer. Simply put, for all good things must be attributed to God. Is God in the crisis in Haiti?
A close examination of the wonderful stories coming from there reveals that indeed God is in the crisis in Haiti. After seven days of the earthquake, a woman who is in her seventies was rescued from the rubbles. Remember that even with her weary bones and ageing health survived under unspeakable circumstance of no food and no water for complete seven days. Amazingly, twenty one days after the hit, a 28years old man was rescued caught in the rubble at a rice store in Port-Au-Prince. Those are just two instances among the many wonderful stories streaming from Haiti.
Yes, God is there for the Haitians because the entire world now gives it entire attention to dragging the country from the doldrums of such terrible circumstance to restoring it to the once happy country of Haiti. Even countries with little, like my country Sierra Leone, made donation to the tune $100,000USD in aid assistance to Haiti. Yes, God was and is there for the Haitians through the spirit of the search and rescuers who left their families, friends and countries in responding to the cries of the Haitian. Yes, God is there for the Haiti through the aid effort of institutions like USAID, Doctors without Borders, UNICEF, the Lutheran World Federation, and the Red Cross Society etc. There is hope for the Haitians down the road.