I feel it even here. amongst the lost, amongst the greatest skeptics. words of joy and of the love of the Lord blaring through my ears into my spirit. they have no idea the love they hold themselves back from…knowingly or not. why do we hang back? why do we hold back the answer for these people. the Lord is as deeply in love with them as He is with us? He desires to wash them in His love, in His grace but we are sometimes the ones who hold the umbrella up. the rain is pouring and we don’t allow them to get wet, to get soaked in His presence. the umbrella of religion, of good morals or even an umbrella of silence. is the power really in our hands to yank down that umbrella we as the church often hold? i believe it is. do they know what awaits them if they step out from that covering? do they know the intense devotion they would find? or the arms that would hold them through it all? do they knw of the blessings which are rolling of the umbrella and hitting the ground, laying in puddles of mis-used glory at their feet? lets remove them umbrella. push them out from under it show them the love that awaits them. the love of the Lord which floods my soul as i sit here on campus.
- March 15, 2011