Friday, March 12, 2010


I was listening to the song "Days of Elijah" the other day. As each verse was sung, I was thinking about church, and asking myself questions.

These are the days of Elijah,
Declaring the word of the Lord:
And these are the days of Your servant Moses,
Righteousness being restored.
And though these are days of great trial,
Of famine and darkness and sword,
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying
'Prepare ye the way of the Lord!'
I thought about John the baptist, preparing the way of the Lord. We are called to do that -- to prepare the way for the Lord's work in people's lives. Do we do that? Do we declare the word of the Lord? In these times of great trial, are we a voice in the desert? Do we provide living water to the thirsty world?
Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes.
Does salvation come from our churches? Are we declaring freedom to God's people? It is the year of Jubilee, or can people even hear God through our actions and words? Do we shine with God's love?

These are the days of Ezekiel,
The dry bones becoming as flesh;
And these are the days of Your servant David,
Rebuilding a temple of praise.
In a time when our churches need rebuilding, are we at work? Are we preaching to dry bones and allowing God's breath to bring them back to life? Are we a resurrection people? Or do we live in the past? Are we rebuilding the temple of praise? Have we even noticed the need to rebuild?

These are the days of the harvest,
The fields are as white in Your world,
And we are the laborers in Your vineyard,
Declaring the word of the Lord!
If we are the laborers, are we at work? Are we harvesting? The fields are full of wheat, ready to be brought forth to God? Are we doing it?

Can people be directed to God for their salvation through us?



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