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From a Hospital Window

Our hospital room has a stupendous view!  (My husband is having surgery and I stay as his “watcher” as is customary in the country where we live.) From the 11th floor of this one skyscraper, we can see a whole sky-full of other skyscrapers, plus at least 15 cranes visible from our window that are busy building more.  And between them all move streams of cars, vans, and pedestrians. 

It reminds me of Psalm 33 which I’ve been memorizing recently, where God is the one looking down on us all.  For some, this may (and should be) scary.  But for me it’s incredibly comforting.

From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;
     from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—
           he who forms the hearts of all,
           who considers everything they do.
.1the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him,
      on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
            to deliver them from death
            and keep them alive in famine.

And then the glorious finale to this Psalm, which echoes the cry of my heart.  Notice the theme of hope.

We wait in hope for the LORD;
     he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,    Note
     for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,
     even as we put our hope in you.   Rainbow

Maranatha!  Come, Lord Jesus!

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