Haiti Disaster

Please permit me to make a few reflective comments on the horrible disaster in Haiti.  My comments come in response to the following questions asked by so many during such a troubling event.

1.   Did God love those who died in the earthquake that took so many lives in Haiti?

Yes, viagra usa cure God loved those who died in this massive earthquake as much as He loved any man, woman, or child He has ever created (Psalm 139:13-15).  He loved them so much that 2000 years previous to their deaths He let His own Son die on a cross so they might be saved unto an eternal heavenly reward.  There is not one of them that was not created in pure love(John 3:16).

Psalm 139:13-15   For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.  I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.  My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth.

John 3:16   “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

2.   Did God grieve over their deaths?

Yes, God the Father, Son, and Spirit grieved over each one who died.  God is compassionate, caring, and deeply empathetic toward everyone who suffered death or loss in the earthquake.  God the Father knows suffering; He experienced perhaps the greatest sorrow of all when He let His Son die an excruciating death on the cross (Luke 23:46).  Jesus, the Son of God also knew pain; He felt it numerous times during the course of His earthly ministry.  The greatest example was the tearful emotion he felt at Lazareth’s funeral (John 11:33-35).

There was no joy in heaven during this great earthquake and the hours following; all in heaven grieved for the victims whose lives were being taken.  The greatest grief of all though was for those who refused Christ’s offer of salvation because they would never be again in the presence of God nor experience eternal life in heaven (John 3:36).  For those who knew Christ, heaven’s grief was quickly turned to joy as these brothers and sisters in Christ joined them in heaven (Luke 15:10; I Corinthians 15:54-57; I Thessalonians 4:13-14).

Luke 23:46    “And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.”  Having said this, He breathed His last.”

John 11:33-35   When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled, and said, “Where have you laid him?”  They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.”  Jesus wept.

John 3:36   “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

Luke 15:10 “In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

I Corinthians 15:54-57  “… Death is swallowed up in victory.  “O death, where is your victory?  O death, where is your sting?” but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

I Thessalonians 4:13-14 “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep (died), so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep (died) in Jesus.”