Desire for God
Diospi Suyana’s morning services are an incredible phenomenon: no one forces the patients to sit for 30 minutes in the church. Everyone is free to choose to attend or stay outside. To date over 3,000 services have been held here and for most of them the sanctuary was bursting at the seams. The listeners’ faces speak volumes, many are deeply touched.
Without a doubt, everyone who is ill worries and seeks comfort and perhaps they then think of life’s really important questions for the very first time.
Looking back on a day full of contradictory news I remember a Psalm that has moved people for over two thousand years. The text shows that none of us are exempt from experiencing dark hours. An inner struggle shines through, but hope prevails.
Psalm 42:1-6: “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?” These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation[c] 6 and my God.” /KDJ