I awoke this morning with a sense that there was going to be a season of love that would dwarf the summer of love in Haight-Ashbury in 1967. And it was going to be leading up to this year’s Christmas. Some of it has been by design (National economies and policies.) while some of it has been by “happenstance”. Regardless of how we got here, the scuffing of our hearts has revealed the need for love.
Yesterday a young man appeared with a book God Is Disappointed In You which opened a series of conversations as I set my heart to dispel the notions. I read some of it and saw the thought process but I am fully aware that few people read fully anymore and so if they get stuck on the title…
And so it is. The people of God carry the answer. The people who do not know Him need the answer. The answer is love. They do not need love because they might be saved but truly they need love because it is our commodity. I have always loved that C S Lewis said that “joy is the serious business of heaven”. To establish heaven here on earth we must release love.
I cam up in a generation of church that practiced “they will not care how much you know until they know how much you care”. I get the thought process. But over time I realized God Jesus was not looking for the open but He was simply looking for the people. He simply cared. What if loving unconditionally truly is getting nothing in return? What if they never care to know what you know?
I really believe we are going to see an outpouring of His love. A winter of love if you will. What if the snow AND the harvest are white? What if they are just white?
I laughed as I saw a restaurant that attached mistletoe to the bottom of a drone to fly over tables to encourage kissing and a show of love. I thought our perspective is heavenly, our seatedness above. What if we are the “drone” that brings the sign of intimacy, the value of love to the table? What if that table is the “table of the Lord” situated in a unpeaceful circumstance that God through us might bring peace? Psalm 23:5
Over the last few weeks myself and others broke eye glasses and when something happens more than a couple of times I begin to look at it. Yesterday I received the gift of a special mobile headset so I can wander, listen to music and never miss a call. I think we have moved from a place of “taste and SEE” to place of ‘CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?” What I really believe it means is God had to reveal to us His love and even move us (So that we could hear Him. While God is omniscience sometimes it is hard to hear Him where you are. He may move you or you may move you.) to listen. Does this mean we will not see? I think He has applied salve to your eyes in this hour. Have we been hard of hearing? I think perhaps simply because we were so focused on seeing.
This morning I heard “love is in the air”. Carrying the atmosphere of heaven is our world. Releasing is it our mission. (Joy and unconditional love may well just be the pheromones of heaven!) 2 Cor. 2:15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,
So, the next time someone says “you smell good”…