2Rich and poor have this in common:
the Lord is the Maker of them all. (Proverbs 22:2)
Happy Monday Friends! The above verse is my favorite words of wisdom from the Book of Proverbs, a powerful reminder that we are all created by God, and are all His beloved children. A simple reflection that no matter what our economic class is, we all come from the same beginning, the same miraculous birthing into this world. The rich should never forget how blessed they are to be born with the abilities to thrive in this world, and the poor, while usually rich in spirit, should never forfeit their faith for the desires of the flesh.
The recent tragedy in Surfside, Florida is a painful reminder of our mortality and the truth of our existence. Nothing we build as man will ever last. Even multi-million dollar condominiums can crumble. Every breath we take is a blessing and our chance to live a life worthy of Christ. We all need to live so that if we were not to wake up the next day, we would know exactly where we are spending eternity, and all our friends and family would be hailing our exit from this horrible side of existence to a home that has many rooms, one that will never crumble, a mansion that has always been and will always be.
Today, I want to share a beautiful song that I hope helps to lift your spirit. With the opening line, “How I long to breathe the air of Heaven,” Mr. Phil Wickham croons a song of hope and beauty for a day when we all sing the “Hymn of Heaven.” The title track to Mr. Wickham’s newest masterpiece of an album will surely be adopted by many worship teams across America. Turn up the volume on this one and sing at the top of your lungs:
“So let it be today that we shout the hymn of Heaven.
WIth angels and the saints, we raise a mighty roar.
Glory to our God who gave us life beyond the grave.”
Reading plan: 2 Corinthians 10, 11
Deeper reading plan: Proverbs 22, 23, 24