God hates me?

“Marie* wants to see you in the cafeteria after the message” they told me last week. As I went in to sit with her she began to cry and took hold of my hands saying, “God hates me!”  Marie suffers from Parkinson’s and that afternoon she was depressed,…so depressed she wouldn’t come in for our song and prayer time at the home. She is isolated from the world outside of the home. No old friends come to visit. No family stops by on her birthday or Christmas. But you and I still have the good news to share that God gave us. As we enter into 2018 with a new year ahead will we remember to go and take Marie’s hands, look into her eyes and tell her that God really does care. He has not forgotten. He has not left her alone. We may not be the greatest or most talented people but we each have the gift of God’s love to share. Will you go? Will you keep sharing? All the Maries and Bettys and Florences and Bobs and Joes are out there waiting to hear. As the lines from the song Jesus is Waiting asks “What is your answer to Him?”

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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