January 14, 2010

Answers ~ In Light of Haiti

Tomorrow I plan to reveal who has won an "Answers" magazine subscription ~ How can we, in the comfort of our homes, reconcile the terror and sorrow that those in Haiti are facing at this very moment?

In light of the recent catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, I would like to offer a few thoughts.

Our world is tainted with sin.

It is not the perfect world that God originally created.
We are all subject to the cruelties and ramifications of sin.

Sin brought death, disease, calamity and sorrow.

None of us is immune.

We all need the Saviour.
Jesus Christ came to save us from our sins.
He came to deliver us from the bondage of sin and eternal separation from God.

Is He your Saviour?

Catastrophes such as the one just experienced in Haiti are because of the curse of sin.
The Sin I am referring to is that which was committed in the Garden of Eden by our first parents.

Adam and Eve fell.

Therefore we all fell.

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned."
Romans 5:12

Our only hope is to flee to Jesus Christ ~ He alone can save!

Every time something dreadful happens in this world we ought to think of the Cross and the work accomplished there. Our Merciful God humbled Himself to become SIN for us that we might be forgiven and justified.

"Answers" magazine is produced by Answers in Genesis. This organization is careful to acknowledge the state of mankind without the Saviour, and the glorious hope of all those who place their trust in Christ.

I was struggling with whether it was even right to announce a winner tomorrow, but then came to the realization that it could not be more appropriate. We, as Christians, must be equipped to give a reason for the hope that lies within us. We have the greatest hope and we need to share it. This magazine has been a wonderful tool for our family to use as we seek to be a witness for our Saviour.

The world needs the Saviour.

We have the Good News.

Share your faith.

And pray for those afflicted that God might deliver them ~ not only physically, but spiritually as well.


Nadine said...

Dear Camille,

What a wonderful message - thank you for sharing!
We all must know that even though there is horrible things that happen in this world - there is hope through Jesus Christ!


Judy said...

Thanks for stopping by 'My Front Porch' yesterday & leaving a comment. It's always fun to meet new friends out in blogland.

Good post. I have a niece who is very involved with 'Answers in Genesis'.

Heather said...

Camille, thank you for touching on this subject. It's difficult when you feel so far away from the wounded. We can give money and share what we have but we're not as helpless when we have prayer!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Well said.

Camille said...

Nadine ~ You are so right ~ there is hope through the Lord Jesus Christ! We often forget that we are not only physical but spiritual beings as well.

Judy ~ Welcome! It has been lovely to "meet". Answers in Genesis is one of our favourite organizations.

Heather ~ How wonderful to have access to the Throne of Grace! The most powerful thing for us to do is pray. You are right ~ we can give and do those things which is all very good, but we also should be praying. Not only for physical health and deliverance, but for spiritual healing as well.

Jackie ~ Thank you! :)