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Thursday, March 25, 2010
A friend of mine who serves with the global mission organization OMS just this morning sent out his newsletter in which he mentions a couple wonderful stories which came out of Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake.
There were the outbreaks of people singing hymns of praise in the streets... people with no earthly possessions giving praise to God. Then, there was the President of Haiti who canceled the Mardi Gras celebrations and declared three days of fasting and prayer instead. Upwards of a million people showed up, and some accounts say that more than 40,000 people committed their lives to Christ during that event–more than 40,000 people who are finding refuge and strength in God for perhaps the first time in their lives.
Can anyone really deny that one likely reason for the earthquake was the repentance and salvation of thousands? If it were not for that natural disaster, thousands of people would have perished in hell, which is far worse than perishing here. God will gather His people, one way or another. It may just take a Job or Jonah moment to do it. Maybe Pat Robertson deserves a semi-apology (though he could have still phrased what he said much better).


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The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel The Main Thing
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Overcoming Sin and Temptation
According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
Disciplines of a Godly Man
Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Ourselves
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Respectable Sins
The Kite Runner
Life Laid Bare: The Survivors in Rwanda Speak
Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak
A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/calvinist, ... anabaptist/anglican, metho
Show Them No Mercy
The Lord of the Rings
Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
The Chronicles of Narnia
Les Misérables

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