One of the first songs my students asked me about was "God Will Make a Way." It's one of a handful of songs they know in English, so they wondered if I knew it. I had heard it before, but I didn't know the song. They sang it for me, in English and Creole. Since then I've heard it quite a few times in the last 6 months.
The other day I was walking to the guest house when a man walking somewhere behind me busted out singing, "God will make a way, when there seems to be no way..." As I heard him sing, I had an epiphany. This song should be the national anthem of Haiti.
- When an earthquake destroys homes and businesses, God will make a way.
- When the baby is sick and there's no money to go to the hospital, God will make a way.
- When parents don't know how they'll pay for their children's education, God will make a way.