A group of artists and actors took part in a project and recently re-recorded, “We are the Children” to raise money for the Haiti relief efforts. It was released this weekend during the Winter Olympics and I just happened to catch the video. While I watched the singers perform along with the pictures of Haiti, I was deeply moved. To see this group of singers, rappers, musicians, and actors from all ages, backgrounds, and styles of music united together for a struggling nation was incredible.
Whether or not the celebrities personally believe in God, I couldn’t help but think, isn’t this how God created us? God put certain qualities inside every human being- no matter our cultural background, socio-economic status, or beliefs we hold close, and in the face of tragedy and suffering these qualities are most evident.
For the people in Haiti- the desire to love them, help them, and give what we can to them is a natural response from those of us watching from a distance. What kind of person wouldn’t want to help? What kind of person isn’t heartbroken when they see the suffering and devastation they are facing? Most would probably agree that if someone didn’t respond with compassion they don’t have a heart… or maybe they’re just plain evil.
Jesus commanded us to love one another- “love you neighbor as yourself” (Mat. 22:39). Why? Because humanity responds to love. I don’t think it’s possible to love too much (I’m not talking about weird, obsessiveness), serve too much, or give too much. Watching this video was just a reminder of how God created us and loves humanity- no matter who we are or where we come from.
I’m so thankful for God’s love.
Check out the video here: