Heaven and Earth


Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth… Psalm 146:5-6a


As I was looking out the hospital window we were waiting for the results of tests. My friend’s surgery had not gone well. Something was sapping his strength and he struggled a bit to breath.At those moments when we look to the line that divides the horizon, where can we find hope?

Below lies the world of all I understand. Above is the limitless unknown sea where only my faith in Christ can sail. That is  where God extends His invitation to come with my questions and fears. He – the universe maker knows each intimate detail of what I understand and also of what is still hidden. He challenges me to trust Him at that meeting place of doubt and my faith. He waits more quietly than I like, for me to decide who I will trust with my tomorrow. Then at the very exact moment when I cast all my cares on Him, He comes quickly and gives me His hope to face everything that lies beyond.


Author: pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

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