Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hey You

"God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them." - Hebrews 6:10

The noise and chaos of traffic. The heat and dust. The bright colors of the clothing and buildings. The beauty of the people. These are a few constants you will find in Haiti. You will also hear the call, "Hey you! Hey you! Hey you!"

Wherever there's a little child, chances are good that you will be greeted by this little phrase. It's usually accompanied by a smile, if you turn to the source and give them a wave. And "Hey you" means more than you might think. It's saying, "I see you. I don't know you, but I'd like to." It's also saying, "I'm here and I need you."

And if you but smile back and hold out your hand, you just might get the most heartwarming hug you've ever experienced. There is no sweeter union than when a person desperately in need of love is found by one who is lost in the purpose of serving God. And there isn't a group of people who needs more of everything than the orphans of Haiti.

Haiti's a place at once beautiful and in despair, warm tropical breezes and choking poverty. It's filled with a proud people who want to live life but sometimes need help to realize their dreams. And they need Jesus just like the rest of us. The help can take so many forms, but all require a desire to serve. Whether it's in the States or coming to Haiti, there's plenty to do and people to inspire.

So, pray and ask if God has plans for you in Haiti. And then stop and listen. Do you hear it? Jesus is calling. "Hey you!"

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