From the heart to the heavens

“For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.” Hebrews 13:14

All people have an existential need to build a home and make it into a place of safety, protection and inner peace. The concept that protection, safety and achievement depend on the creation of one’s own home lies deeply within us. As such, many people invest a large part of what they have into constructing an enduring, well- furnished house. However, good homes do not help us acquire the peace or security we long for and so desperately need. Often unhealthy relationships, loneliness and fear prevail in so many homes, leaving us literally crying out to heaven. Nevertheless, we delude ourselves into believing that we can create this secure place, lacking in nothing.

We block out the fact that in this world, at any moment, we could lose it all: our home, our finances, jobs, our health, our relationships – everything we have built our life upon. This is not pessimism but a reality that many millions of people have been confronted with throughout history, suddenly finding themselves with nothing. For this reason, it is worth asking ourselves what we build our lives upon. What is the source of our inner peace, value, honour and security?

This devotional is taken from the book To See God by Marcel Rebiai. If you would like to order your own copy, please email us here, [email protected].

Marcel Rebiai is a board member of Revive Israel, and is inspiration for our community. Marcel was born in Algiers in 1953. He came to Switzerland as a war orphan and received faith in Jesus in his youth, which changed his life and made him a messenger of God’s love in Jesus. Since then, he has been faithfully working for the building of the community of Messiah. Marcel is the founder of the “Community of Reconciliation”, an organization that works for reconciliation between Jews and Arabs based on God’s forgiveness and love in Christ. Marcel teaches in various settings around the world about the love that God revealed to us in Jesus, a love that enables reconciliation. Marcel has been living in Jerusalem for the last 30 years, is married to Regula, and has four children and eleven grandchildren.

Where to find us


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur elit sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt.

Error: Contact form not found.