Where are you from?

“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the LORD: look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn.”  Isaiah 51:1 

What part of this earth did you come from?  Where did your lungs get that initial filling of the outside air?  The two small children in the attached photo live in Cap Haitian, Haiti.  I am certain that their nostrils drew their first breath of air from inside of their home probably on their parent’s bed.  The mission team worker next to them, and probably you as well drew that first lung filling inhalation in a clean hospital in North America. 

These two girls and Paige and you and I all have one thing in common, we are all united in the same belief of a risen Savior.  Doesn’t matter from which quarry we come from.  Ancestors from Germany, England, France, Africa or Haiti; we are all His children here on earth and will be together in Heaven one day.  I listened to a song recently, ‘Let there be peace on Earth’ sung by Vince Gill and a small child.  Listening to the two of them brought back memories of me singing ‘Lavi’ with children in Haiti about the same age as these two girls.  One day, you and I will be singing praises to our Triune God together in Heaven, singing with our brothers and sisters from this generation and generations before us. 

“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.  Let there be peace on earth; the peace that was meant to be.  With God as our father, brothers all are we.  Let me walk with my brother in perfect harmony.  Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now.  With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow.  To take each moment and live each moment with peace eternally.  Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.” 

Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen.  

May God be with you…Jay