Amos 9:5-6 “The Lord God of the Heavenly Armies who is touching the earth so that it melts and all of its inhabitants mourn there — the land rises like the Nile River, but sinks like the river of Egypt— Who is building his stairway to heaven and setting its foundation on earth; who is calling for the waters of the sea and pouring them out over the surface of the land — the Lord is his name!
Philippians 2:6-8 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!
From earth to heaven You found a way
To build a thoroughfare, a way
That sets foundations on the earth
Through incarnations holy birth.
Whilst touching earth with might, decrees
By force and power commands the seas
You humbly bow and come to me
As brother king to set me free.
A stairway of a gentler kind,
Where grace unmeasured there I find
Your love that touch my needy heart
And with me walk, your way to start.
From earth to heaven you will me take
Emmaus journey-like to make,
To recognise you with me walk
And there with you commune and talk.
O Lord of heaven and earth descend,
Help me to follow, there ascend
The holy hill, my cross to bear
And find you Saviour ever there.
“Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices on Resistance, Reform, and Renewal an African American Anthology