Tomorrow I'll fly to Calgary to take part in a multi-artist benefit for Haiti. I know our efforts will be a drop in the ocean, but I am very grateful for the opportunity to do something. [Update - the benefit was an amazing night and raised over $115,000 ... with the government matching the funds over $230,000 was raised.]
Even from this safe distance, watching the devastation in Port-au-Prince shakes the foundations of many of my tidy ideas about justice and what we can expect from the universe. When my head starts to hurt, I remember this:
1. The world is broken.
2. God is with us.
3. God is for us.
4. God is good.
5. More will be revealed.
About a year ago I wrote a song called "Nothing Can Separate", which I recorded on LOVE WAS HERE FIRST. The first verse talks about, among other things, an earthquake, and the whole song is an attempt to affirm the 5 points above. Have a listen, and please feel free to download it and pass it around.
I'll include the lyrics below (click on "read more" in the bottom bar if you don't see them), and you can also download them HERE.
You can donate to Compassion Canada HERE.
You can donate to Compassion USA HERE.