I have been really looking at faces while I have been in Nepal. Empty eyes. Exhausted eyes. Terror filled eyes. Confused glazed over eyes. Eyes that continue to search out the nearest exit as aftershocks continue to re-traumatize several times a day.
These are not just people on a news story– these are people WITH a story. And God has a story He is writing for their lives to. I am praying so deeply for those who do not know Him to hear about His story. The Nepalese people keep saying , ” Nepal is broken.” I have heard that so many times. I want them to know in the midst of this brokenness about the one, JESUS, whose body was broken for them to be free.
I want to show you some of the faces of trauma — of the earthquake. Their faces may not be in the news anymore, but they are real faces, real people, real hearts. And I love them. And Jesus loves them more.
These are the faces of trauma.
And this is the face of the only one I know that can make sense of all this trauma… who can bring hope in the rubble, and who can heal the broken.