6 Years Ago Tonight

6 Years ago tonight, I was at the Grand Rapids airport.

Tonight I was at church.

6 years ago tonight, many dreams came true.

Tonight, we were at church to celebrate God’s faithfulness even in times of trouble.

6 years ago tonight, 9 families began a new chapter in their lives with 17 new children in their families.

Tonight, we were at church seeking God’s will for our church, our community, our lives.

6 years ago tonight, 17 children began a new life away from the tremors and terror of an earthquake.

Tonight, we were at church wrestling with the evil in this world and how to see God in tough times.

6 years ago, 9 families followed God’s leading and opened their hearts to 17 children who were traumatized by an earthquake in Haiti.

Tonight, we were at church praising God for his faithfulness even when things are difficult.

6 years ago, these 9 families and 50+ other families all around the United States stepped out on the next step of a journey.  It’s a a journey with an unknown end destination and very few clear signs on the way.

Tonight we were at church, trusting God to show us the way, even if it’s only 6 inches a time.

6 years after 83 children came to the United States from Haiti and joined their forever families, it was fitting to go to church.  

To celebrate God’s faithfulness.

To ask for His guidance to show His plan for us, our church, our community.

To be grateful for His leading.

To wrestle with the pain and the blessings that life in this world can bring.

6 years since the “Haiti 80” came home, God’s faithfulness is obvious, the struggles are real, the pain from the earthquake hasn’t disappeared.

But God is good.  

All the time.

And All theTime.

God is good.