The Man Upstairs


I heard the man upstairs loud and clear. I knew what area he was working on by the noise in my life. We were getting a new roof installed. It was loud. The house rattled as the shingles came off and new ones were hammered into place. It was messy. Scraps of tar paper rained into the yard and nails played hide and seek in the landscape. There were circumstances beyond our control. Questionable weather, impending rain and unrelenting wind hampered the work. Periodically, I walked around the house. I wanted to see the progress resulting from all the disruptions in our life. It took longer than we thought or had hoped for. But finally, after many starts and stops, our new roof was in place. Worrying about missing shingles and fearing every rainstorm was lifted.  The roofer provided a beautiful new roof that I can enjoy today. More importantly, every day the man upstairs restores peace where we desperately need it.


Psalm 29:11

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. 


1 Corinthians 14:33

For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.