For Pete’s Sake

Why I hope Peter Jennings’ search for God paid off

The world tonight is still in grief.
A newsman loved is dead.
Toronto-born, Pete made his home
where we all live instead.

He smoked for years. He quit too late
and sadly died too young.
But when he gave his last newscast,
he’d reached his craft’s last rung.

Success’s ladder leaned his way.
But I could sense he longed
to find good news within a world
that daily bled from wrong.

In the name of God he searched for Him.
I pray he reached his goal.
For though Pete Jennings lost his life,
he has a timeless soul.