Buried Alive

Amid the chaos and devastation in Haiti there are little miracles and moments of celebration. Six days after the earthquake a baby girl is pulled from the rubble. The seventh day two women are rescued.  Then, even after the Haitian government declares the search and rescue operations are over, yesterday, on the eleventh day, two young men are found alive. The brother of one said he “is disappointed at the government’s decision to disband rescue operations, as more people are likely to be trapped alive.”

I cannot grasp that horror.

May God’s merciful presence bring comfort to those who remain trapped under the debris and will die while waiting in vain for rescue.


9 thoughts on “Buried Alive

  1. Katt says:

    I can’t believe what those people are going through. Eleven days after the tragedy—and they want to stop the rescue. Two (maybe more) doctors came back to Fl because their medical supplies were seized—it is so sad.

  2. Laura Best says:

    It truly is remarkable that, despite the horror and misery, miracles are happening. I pray that we may never have to know this kind of devastation first hand.

  3. joylene says:

    It’s truly amazing that they survived. Just goes to show the remarkable human nature is capable of wonderful things.

  4. Thanks for your responses Katt, Laura and Joylene. Having never lived in the kind of poverty that is apparently the everyday normal for Haitians it’s hard to understand how they will recover from this. But I keep hearing how resilient they are so maybe the international aid will help rebuild a community in which they can at least support each other as they deal with their losses.

  5. This is just crazy…how people are getting pulled out of the rubble like this. Such an amazing testament to God. I pray people can still be saved.

  6. Cher says:

    Amazing miracles. It’s a shame they are giving up the search after all these miracles. More lives could be saved.

    • I know! You wonder how they can give up when there is any hope at all, but I suppose logic says at some point the ‘search & rescue’ effort has to become ‘search & recover’ in order to begin rebuilding. How terrible it also must be for the families of those who are still missing.

  7. Jamel Misura says:

    I have adopted two rescue dogs that were deserted by their preceding owners. They are the most lovable animals I have ever known. It is terrible how some people treat animals like belongings or worse. My hope is that more people will get knowledgeable about this topic.

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