My I-tunes is opened to Ben Larson's version of Psalm 30 and I am currently on like my 6th time of listening to this song. It seems like such a fitting way to end my day as today we remembered the 4th anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. So many lives were turned upside down on this day 4 years ago.I remembered exactly where I was and who I was with when the news broke. I remember so much about that day. But nothing can compare to what I am sure was felt in Haiti by those that were there. I think of my friends Renee and Jon and what they were going through. I know that today is not easy for them or their families. It reminds them of all the loss they experienced that day. Yet I know they cling to hope.
Hope is a beautiful and powerful witness to our faith! It is important for us to cling to hope; especially when hope seems so far away. Because I believe when we cling to hope, we are able to experience joy. I am reminded of the words of Psalm 30. "Weeping may come for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Sometimes it seems to me that we need to weep before we can find joy and hope again.
So tonight as I remember 4 years ago today, I see hope as I listen to Ben's music coming through my computer speakers. "Weeping may come for the night but joy comes with the morning." Amen!