Just a quick notation for you to consider. Having been to Haiti several years in a row I’ve seen first hand the effects of poverty on the island nation. Over at Doing Theology From The Caribbean there’s an article regarding a chance to eliminate Haiti’s national debt. Do me a favor and read that article.
Certainly I agree with the precept of the article that eliminating the debt may well help the people of Haiti as money could be used to take care of simple things like paying the police and maybe provide medical or other infrastructure building funds.
My experience in Haiti however is that this is a people who are both cunning and capable on so many levels. One Creole word which I learned is apparently descriptive of a way of life “degaje” (day-gah-jay) means “make due” or “get by”. And those beautiful people know how to degaje.
I am not ignorant of their financial needs, and I am also eager to see them all a little better off. But my greater concern for Haiti however is it’s legal debt… to the Lord.
I’m not going to wax long and eloquent on the subject. From my perspective it’s a good thing to act mercifully towards that nation in relieving her debt. But to a much greater extent it is necessary to faithfully reach them with the truth of Jesus Christ. To awaken Haiti to acknowledge her debt of sin and to urge them to accept the complete repayment made by Jesus Christ on her behalf. Oh, how I long to hear the news of revival sweeping across Haiti.
So I will call or email my representatives in order to help Haiti get free of debt. But I will also set aside extra time today as well in order to call on the Mighty God of Heaven to woo this Island nation to Himself. For as the Father calls, so too must they answer.
Haiti! I have great news for you; your debt has been paid!