The World Will See

I stood on a hill in Port-au-Prince just five days after the massive earthquake that shattered the city. As far as I could see — in every direction — rubble, dust, mayhem, shock.

picture of broken concrete and bent twisted rebar

My eyes saw things that no human being is meant to see. My nose smelled things we weren’t meant to smell. But my ears … my ears heard something that I never expected in the midst of the destruction.

Yes, there was weeping, moaning, groaning over the loss of life. But there was something far more powerful.


There, in all the rubble, people were worshiping God. A cluster of families, forced into a tent city by the temblor, gathered around a man with a poorly tuned, dusty guitar, raising their voices to “God Is So Good … .”

That’s the moment the first line of this song came to me, “You are here in all the rubble, where the broken-hearted grieve.”

I believe there will be a day when the world looks back on this incident in Haiti and sees that God is still in control. God is still here. In the hearts of His people. In the hearts of those who cry out to Him. The world will see His glory. Yes, even in the aftermath of one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.

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  1. Kalah January 12, 2011

    I really like the song!! It is so beautiful to me!!! We can see God is incontrol over everything!! Thank you compassion!!

  2. Jan McGorman January 12, 2011

    This is a beautiful song, do you have the lyrics?

    1. Chris Giovagnoni January 12, 2011

      Why, yes we do.

      The World Will See
      Words and Music by Tim Glenn

      You are here in all the rubble,
      where the brokenhearted grieve
      You’re no stranger to our struggles,
      you walk with us through agony.
      But through the darkness of disaster,
      shines a light that will reveal
      there’s a plan for ever-after,
      the dead will rise and all are healed…In Jesus’ name!

      And the world will see your glory
      And the world will see you are holy
      When you shine your light and turn back the night
      Yes all of the world will see

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