A lasting impression I have from our trip to Haiti is not the broken buildings or the piles of rubble on nearly every corner-it is the passionate worship of the Haitian Christians. It's easy for me to view another person's circumstances thru my own personal lens. I'm accustomed to living in a sturdy home with running water and electricity. I'm accustomed to traveling on paved even streets, I like and prefer air-conditioning.
Take these things away for a while and I am inconvenienced, take them away for a time and I'm annoyed. Take them away altogether, and I'm struck by what I've come to worship-my material possessions and personal comfort. And worship of the lesser things leads to neglect in worshiping God, who is everything.
When God peels away that which is unnecessary, that which is convenient or comfortable, what and who we worship is exposed for all to see.