Protests End near Heartline Property
There were two protests that happened near the property. The first one described here was originally because some police officers have been killed under questionable circumstances and had planned a strike. The strike included all traffic police. As far as we know roadblocks and barricades were put in place around town by the community.
Since then, the police are back to work. Two days ago, the again erected tire-burning barricade was mostly put out due to the rain. This time it was said that the protest was over the water and the streets.
Things seem to be back to the regular good ol’ Haiti! For. Now.
When reading the news or even the above it’s clear we live in a broken world. We ourselves are also broken, aren’t we!?!
The pictures by a Haitian artist shows Haiti crucified to a cross. Or the lady below crying. These are not pictures of happiness but of brokenness.
Maybe this is all because (a) our world is not how it was intended to be and (b) we are influenced by this world with our flesh and temptations of sin.
Even the protests in Haiti are because of broken relationships with one another. I think of even our families and friends. We can have broken relationships – on a
smaller more powerful scale.
And we cannot fix this problem by ourselves. It is not simply a matter of being better people. We need Jesus.
One day there will be no more tears; one day there will be no more pain, no more ‘stupid poverty’ as Bono calls it, no more war and no more injustice. One day everything will fit; it will all make sense. And it will all be because of Jesus.
Haiti Top News Stories
I imagine most probably don’t follow as closely with the Haiti news as we do here but I thought I would highlight some stories over the past couple days.
- Heavy rain causes up to 9 deaths in #Haiti, forces evacuations of 11,000 in Dominican Republic wapo.st/IdVLLi
- On Twitter, “Saw my 1st landslide today in #Haiti. Everyone OK, but a reminder of threats during rainy season bit.ly/Ioihem“
- Haiti’s president, Michel Martelly, describing “near death” experience before coming to Miami. “I could not breath, do anything.”
- Haitian rogue force refuses to disband bit.ly/InyP6p
- Economy to Grow 7.8%, Lead Caribbean in 2012: IMF Report