Monday, May 19, 2008

China Earthquake

There is no doubt that our hearts will forever be deeply attached to China. The birth country of our 4th daughter. Whenever I hear the word China, my ears begin to ring...just as if someone had called my name...it has become so familiar and so personal to me.

It has been over a week since the massive 7.9 earthquake rocked China. My heart is so broken for the lives that have been destroyed by this earthquake and the aftermath of it. So many died simply because rescuers were unable to get to them underneath the debris. I cannot even begin to comprehend being buried alive with no hope of rescue. Thousands and thousands of people lost their lives...so many families without their only child...so many children now orphaned without their families...rescue worker dying trying to save others. The fear of hundreds and hundreds of damaged dams just waiting to break...the large aftershocks that are never ceasing. My heart is so grieved...grieved for a nation that doesn't know our Lord...a nation that chooses other gods. Please continue to pray for the Chinese people. Pray that there would be a flood of Christian relief workers that could minister to these hurting people. Pray that this tragedy will be used to bring people into the kingdom of God.

Oh Lord, my heart is broken for this country! A country where our sweet miracle was born. Father, I pray that the people of China would bow their knees to the true Creator...the true Savior!! They need you so desperately, Lord. Bring light to this dark nation. I pray that the seeds that have been sewn will sprout during this tragic time and that the people of China will cry out to you and accept you as their Lord & Savior!

Not because of who I am but because of WHAT YOU'VE DONE
Not because of what I've done but because of WHO YOU ARE
And you've told me who I am
I am yours....I am yours, Lord!!!!!

3 comments:

Sarah said...
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Erica said...

Okay so that was me - accidentally logged in at my friends house.

Praying for all those affected. My sweet friend, my heart aches. Cana's story was such a sweet testimony of Gods faithfulness during our adoption. You and your family were such an encouragement for us.

Cheri H said...

That picture speaks a thousand words! I pray for China and all that were tounch by the earthquake. It saddens me to see and hear of such destruction.

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