I find “this is that which was spoken” in the story of the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2 one of the most thrilling statements in the whole bible.
Some moving forward moments in my life have come from asking, “How did that become this? Is this that which was spoken of?”
Sometimes I have asked the “This/That” question that in the midst of meetings that everyone else seems to think are wonderful. Sometimes that questioning has crept up on me in the midst of meetings, conferences etc. that I felt very happy and at home in myself: meetings in which the preaching has been wonderful and biblical (not just a motivational/humorous/polished/purposefully cool and casual talk with little reference to the bible or to the priorities of Jesus in the gospels), the worship evidently carrying the blessing of God, where genuine gifts of The Holy Spirit are flowing freely in ministry time.
Have I let go of “This is that” places I have touched in the past? Why? Have you?
“O Lord, save us from this, give us that!” sums up many of my prayers over the years.
“This is that” moments have been the most wonder-filled, awe-filled, fearful, joy-filled, tear-inducing and laughter producing moments of my life. They are precious.
May there be more “this is that” moments and seasons for you, for me, for Scotland and beyond.
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