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Jesus in Haiti – After the Earthquake

By John Piper of Desiring God Do you consider safety, or your health, A sign from me? I am not awed by might, nor struck by wealth, Or poverty. O, I am struck! And crushed. Buried, I wince, And dying, pray, A sympathetic Priest in Port-au-Prince, Even today. But there, in those United States the boot Is on my face. “Saul, Saul,” I ask, “Why do you persecute And not embrace?” Your King, I lift my arms to you in peace And patient grief; And summon now to Haiti enemies For my relief.

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Praying for the first Independence Day

It was a gloomy atmosphere which greeted the delegates gathered in the old Statehouse in Philadelphia over 200 years ago. They had come from all 13 colonies to act upon the troubled conditions which plagued the New World.  Should a new nation be considered or not? Elder statesman Benjamin Franklin spoke: “…the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs the affairs of men.  And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his will, is it possible for an empire to rise without his notice?…except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.  I firmly believe this.” This statement, from Psalm 127, was followed by a time of prayer from which came the singleness of purpose which gave birth to America on July 4, 1776. (from On This Day by Carl D. Windsor, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1989, p. 203)

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