“For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.” Psalm 27:5-6
When a North American drives through the countryside of Haiti there is one thing that will cross your mind as you observe houses without glass in the windows and a cloth for a door closure; there is no security. When living in Haiti there was no AAA to call when I had a flat tire and no 911 when there was danger or an emergency. The safety of believers living in Haiti is not within the walls of their houses, but is found in the Triune God who brings them comfort throughout their daily activities. To the children who attend Christian schools and live in a home similar to the one in the photo that was taken outside of Ouanaminthe, they have been placed upon an impregnable rock by their Eternal Father where the vodou priest cannot snatch them away in the night.
The children in Haiti, you and I need to join the men of the Old Testament who prayed in faith, nothing wavering, and spoke of their answer to their prayers as a certainty. Our Heavenly Father has promised the generations of believers that He will be with us daily. David was by faith so sure of a glorious victory over all those who beset him that he arranged in his own heart what he would do when his foes lay all prostrate before him. There are over 24,000 answers to prayers each day when children come from their small homes walking to a Haitian school where they learn more about a risen Savior and receive their daily meal. In the same manner that Christ defeated satan on Calvary, the vodou priest is defeated when a child of God is trained to share the Good News and is fed their daily bread; a reason to rejoice!
Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
May God be with you…Jay