Thursday, January 31, 2019


“Rushing wind blow through this temple,
Blowing out the dust within,
Come and breathe you breath upon me,
I've been born again.
  • Keith Green - “Rushing Wind” (1981)

Sometimes it takes a rushing wind to bring us to our senses, to sweep the dust and societal debris that has collected within our souls and blinded us to a higher reality. I know; there was so much worldly dust and debris in me I could hardly see. I was like the psalmist - “my feet had almost slipped, I had nearly lost my foothold.” (Psalm 73)

This world, the world we can see, feel, hear, and taste has a way of diverting our attention away from the things that are really important. We are, after all, earthbound creatures, and the tyranny of what our society, our politicians, and social media communicate to us has a powerful effect. It’s become a constant of modern life, somewhat like gravity. The message conveyed is clear, especially if one is a Christian - “Their mouths lay claim to heaven and their tongues take possession of the earth. Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance. They say, ‘How would God know? Does the Most High know anything?’” (Psalm 73)