I am sure you have probably heard all the buzz about some of the comments being made regarding the earthquake in Haiti and how it was God doing this to judge Haiti for their voodoo and some so called ancient pact made with the devil. Many of your friends may have commented on these statements, and maybe you have wondered what to say, or how to respond.
Kelli and I had Pastor Lance Hahn on with us the other day and he addressed these statements. We have had many requests for what he shared, so we are posting it here for you to listen to and share if you would like.
Pastor Lance Hahn on the Haiti situation (AUDIO)
In regards to many of the comments that have been made; I believe that is a reminder that the world is watching us as believers. We are called to be Christ's ambassadors, and to be the very instrument that He uses to show His love and mercy for others.
I have been frustrated by this incident, but must admit that in my prayer time, God reminded that His grace must be extended to everyone, especially those who frustrate or anger us. I must admit that I, too, have made statements that were less than kind, but this has helped me realize the power of our words, and how damaging they can be. My hope is that God will help us all learn through this, and make us aware that we have a high calling, may our words and actions show the world the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
Thank God that He forgives for the slips we make along the way, may our lives be lived to His Glory in all that we do and say!
In Christ's Love,