Recently, I came across these verses while doing my morning devotions. They revealed to me more about God’s love for the people of Honduras and specifically the children and families we serve.
This country carries a weight of oppression and violence. Several times, I have spoken with a friend about this, and he would say how much he hates his country. He was a journalist for several years and saw the oppression and violence first hand, so I can understand his thoughts and feelings. But it breaks my heart to hear this, none the less.
Last fall, a caravan of immigrants started walking from Honduras to the USA, they are still doing it today. It has now turned into a big political problem but the root of the problem is this… all of those people believe there is no hope in Honduras. The oppression, corruption and violence has caused them to believe this. The sad part is, that is has been happening for years, decades, so it is understandable many feel there is no hope for freedom from this.
As a missionary, who genuinely loves this nation and its people, it is hard. My call is to help bring the hope of Jesus. Ultimately, He is the only one who can set this nation free. He is the only one who can rescue and save.
Our ministry works with the needy, the afflicted, those in need of help, the weak. It breaks my heart when I hear the stories of violence that takes place in homes, in the streets. These things are not from God or of God. Evil exists but God is not the one who makes it happen. It makes me want to share the hope of Jesus even more. To speak life into the lives of students and teachers. To help families see that God is their provider. I am only one person, but I know that God can use me, our ministry, and the many Christians in this country, to bring hope.
My prayer is that God would set this nation free, just as he set the Israelites free from captivity, over and over again. Verse 14 says God ‘rescues them from oppression and violence for precious is their blood in his sight‘. Much blood has been shed in this nation. Lord, come and rescue Honduras. Hear their cries. Their blood is precious in your sight.