Monday, October 8, 2012

Hearing God in the Voice of a Child...

Thanks so much for your prayers. Right now, we have no idea what is going on in Kim's body. The doctors don't even know. But God knows. God knows all things and all we can do is wait on Him.

I find it difficult to sleep these days and in those dark moments when I let my mind wander it's easy for my heart to feel so heavy under the weight of all my fears. But God is good and He provides new mercies to get through each day.

Tonight while getting ready to put the kids down I could hear Selah my 4 yo girl singing in her room. Her name comes from the Psalms so it's no surprise that she is always singing...and I mean always. But tonight was different. She was singing a song that she was making up as she sang and it went like this:

God is strong....He's so strong He can lift up a car....He made the sun and the blue skies...and when the sun sets it goes to sleep but God doesn't sleep...God gives peace....God gives peace. 

I stood at a distance watching Selah sing this to Kim in her pajamas and tears welled up in my eyes.  She had no idea how much I needed to hear those words. I've never felt God speaking to me through the voice of a child like I did right then and there.

Yes, God is strong. He's stronger than cancer.
Yes, God doesn't sleep. His eyes are always on His children.
Yes, God gives peace. I feel that peace tonight.

Thank you Selah. Thank you Jesus.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. -John 14:27

In His Grace,

Peter & Kim


  1. sweet Selah...thank you for singing sweet truths to your mommy and daddy's ears. Thank you also for loving Jesus as Jesus so loves you. We are praying for you heart goes out to you Peter and Kim. We will pray for God's transcending peace in your hearts. We love you!

  2. Thanks for sharing. Praying for you from the motherland. I agree. Nothing sounds as good as a little child singing. But I'm a close second.

  3. Beautiful words by beautiful Selah! Sending up prayers continually.

    Amy Neumann

  4. We're praying for you Peter and Kim and may the Lord grant you deep peace in your hearts as you wait upon Him.

    Thomas and Tina

    The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord we have an everlasting Rock. (Isaiah 26:3-4)

  5. "Do not fear, only believe." Mark 5:36. The Lord is near you. We'll keep praying with hope.

  6. I hesitate to write anything here because we don't know each other at all. However I felt compelled. Just within the past 2 weeks the owner of the company I work for, who also is a good friend, his 16 year old daughter was just diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Her first chemotherapy treatment in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was yesterday. Thank you for sharing so much of these experiences with the world. There are a lot of encouraging scripture verses I have read and will refer too.

    Ironically tonight I listened to Andy Stanley speak on the power of prayer. For so long I have not thought about "The Lords Prayer" in detail. I was reminded that Jesus Himself taught us to recognize how powerful and almighty His Father truly is. Hallowed be His name. I dwelled on that alone. How infinite is His love and grace. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Its one of those "God things" how I came across this blog. Thank you again for sharing your faith with the world.

    1. Thanks for having the courage to share this Marvin. It's such a blessing to hear how the Lord has used our trial to minister to people we don't even know. May the Lord bless you and your friend's daughter. My heart and prayers go out to her and her family.