Thursday, February 28, 2008

The signs that God is moving...

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This is what the LORD Almighty says: Once again old men and women will walk Jerusalem's streets with a cane and sit together in the city squares. And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls at play. "This is what the LORD Almighty says: All this may seem impossible to you now, a small and discouraged remnant of God's people. But do you think this is impossible for me, the LORD Almighty? -Zechariah 8:4-6

So...what do you think?

Well, this is what I see...

Houses that have their windows and doors barred.
Rabid dogs that look like they could chew the flesh off your bones....guards instead of companions.
Warning signs on doors that have a hand pointing a gun at you.
Empty streets.
Homes that you can't see inside because they have every curtain shut.
More backyards than front yards.
Video games instead of bicycles.
The absence of hellos...

A lot of Fear.

Revival, it's not here...yet.

I will know that true revival has come when we hear, not just the exuberant sound of worship songs and fiery pounding pulpits...but the gentle click of canes as old people take their walks. I will believe God is moving and true transformation of our cities is happening when I hear children laughing...

Outside.
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