22 December 2011

Acquiescence Can Be Hell

acquiescence - /n/ acceptance without protest

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 
Genesis 3:6

He didn't say a word!  What was this guy's problem?  It's not like he didn't recognize the fruit.  It wasn't like the fruit looked like every other tree's fruit.  Adam was the smartest man on earth!  Why didn't he say anything?!

Adam and Eve suffered a lot because of his silent acceptance.  His son Abel suffered because of his silent acceptance.  Cain suffered because of his silent acceptance.  Adam's acquiescence has caused mankind a world of suffering.  

He must have regretted his inaction more than once; every time he and Eve played the blame game about the whole 'tree incident'; as he stood over the wounds of Abel still wet from the blood shed by Cain; as he tilled the lifeless soil, day in, and day out - remembering the fertile land between the rivers.  Regret for his silence.

In Haiti, there are a lot of struggles; a lot of pains; a lot of suffering.  Without people speaking and acting on behalf of the Haitian people, it will only continue. 

Fortunately, there are a lot of people working here to change the suffering; people who will never just acquiesce; who are willing to speak up.  A friend of mine says that Haiti is a 'land of unlimited impossibilities'.  It's true, but I thank God that there are so many possibilities in Christ.

I'll be sharing about just a few of the people and organizations here that are willing to work to make Haiti better for her people.  I hope you'll be listening and add your voice to the few who toil in the vineyard.  The posts will be over the next month or so and will feature a different ministry in each post.  The tag for these posts will be 'voices', if you want to find them more easily.


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