Good Morning All, As I've sat watching the continued effort in Haiti I well remembered the aftermath of a major earthquake we went through in California. Long after the shaking stops, the emotional tremors continue. We were in close proximity to the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 in northern Ca. Being a native California girl, you would have thought that once everything was over I would be fine. I'm here to tell you that delayed stress is a very real problem with those that go through such an ordeal. For months, every time the floor shook I went into a panic attack; our lives were changed by that earthquake~ we now have a lantern in our master bedroom(even though we aren't in earthquake country) and I know I will always remember the fear that engulfed me for so many months, after the quake. So my prayers for the people of Haiti are not only of being found and the city rebuilt but also for their emotional health. For the doctors, nurses, volunteers, soldiers etc that are going to help, I'm praying for them as well because they will carry those images with them for a lifetime. God's word is true~He is the maker of the heavens and earth; many are wondering why He allowed this to happen but we must remember we live in a fallen world. Although our eyes are on this disaster, there are people all around us living in the midst of discouragement and death, those without hope. For those of us that do have Hope, we must be willing to throw them a Lifeline to the One Who Can Save.
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