Sunrise – Sunset

So, death is at work in us, but life in you.  2 Corinthians 4:12 ESV

When we are in life changing situations, we may understand a little of the daily life of those in long-term care. We are forced to come face to face with questions like: “Do my family and friends really care? Do they really know what my daily life is like? What have I done that really matters in life?” or, “Will I have the faith and courage to face whatever lies ahead?” But if we stop to think how our world turns on its axis, we will realize that today our sunset happens at the exact instant a beautiful dawn is breaking for someone else. That is what the apostle Paul was telling his dear friends. While his own life hastened towards a sunset of suffering, the dawn of the light of God’s life was just beginning in theirs.

God puts a choice in each our hands. The more tightly we cling to the sunset of our own life, the less we will be able to light the fire of the torch of faith in others. But if like Paul, we simply release our spirit to God’s will, we will begin to discover as he did, the unending sunrise of God’s grace rising brightly in our hearts!

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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