Sunday, July 30, 2017

What's That Sound?

As a teenager growing up in the 1960’s, I remember the great folk-rock classics of that era. I can still sing many of those songs from memory. One song that always created an emotional response in me was written by Stephen Stills and performed by Buffalo Springfield. It was titled, For What It’s Worth. One line in the song seems have been prophetic to that time and for the time in which we now live.

“It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound everybody look what's going down.”

A lot is going down at this time in our history. It is today as it was in the 60’s. Cultural battle lines are being drawn. Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong. Young people are speaking their mind. Paranoia is striking deep into the hearts of people. In the middle of all of this cultural upheaval, the Spirit is making the sound of reformation in the Church.

We are standing on the threshold of a doorway into a future we never thought possible. We are being invited into something new. Our admission ticket will be empty hands and willing hearts.

Those who hear and heed the new sound the Spirit is making will enter into a place of relevance and manifestation that Paul wrote about in Ephesians 3:20 - a place where things will take place beyond our wildest imagination and our craziest sounding prayer. The coming reformation of the Church belongs to those with ears to hear what the Spirit is saying in this moment of history. There’s something happening here!

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