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My bubble needs to pop

Posted on: January 13, 2010

The country of Haiti was hit with a 7.0 earthquake yesterday, January 12. It was the worst in over 200 years.

Last night I heard the news from Jonathan, but I’ll be honest, paid no attention until this evening. Wrapped up in my own little mom bubble, I gave no thought to listening to the news, reading online or asking friends. Then tonight, as Julia played before bedtime I started reading news sources. Reading one after the other, my heart broke. Do I really care so little, that I haven’t even bothered to pray for these people, this country, until now? Why am I so engrossed in my own bubble that I am failing to see the world around me?

As I challenge myself to pop my “me bubble”, I challenge you as well. Here are 3 ways you can look beyond yourself and help the people of Haiti:

1. Pray

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.” 1 Timothy 2:1

If you can’t help monetarily, you can help by praying. Pray for peace for the country, wisdom for the government, healing for the people and for God’s glory to shine through a dark and troubling time.

2. Give

“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.” Galatians 6:2-3

There are some amazing relief organizations* taking donations. Giving even $1 will make a difference.

3. Talk

Spread the word among your friends. If you find an organization that you want to donate to, tell a friend. Better yet, organize a donation drive. If you have an idea to help with disaster relief, post it. Every thing you do helps.

*Sites I recommend

Samaritian’s Purse

Compassion International

Red Cross

Help Haiti Ts

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2 Responses to "My bubble needs to pop"

i feel the same way. thanks for posting.

excellent post!

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