Today we step into December. Last night I had a vision that rocked me on the way home. One of those times that leaves you sitting on the side of the road, wanting to get it all down. Tears, laughter and thoughts of “what happened”.
I was driving through a community I had lived in. I was reminded of some of the cool things I had experienced there. Memories of goodness.My heart wanted to hear “change, restoration” and all I was able to muster was “it was good”. I looked at the old and empty buildings and I thought “what can these offer?” I just thought of the emptiness and the times past.
I began to seek out Christmas carols. As my radio scanned a Jefferson Airplane song came on. BAM! I was caught up in an explosion of light. It was like driving into a sun or a fireball. I began to see and hear music from my childhood. I started to cry out for the world had seen and what the world had lost. I thought of Joplin and Hendrix. I thought of bands I looked to who were no more. As I prayed for the song writers and musicians, I found myself swept away.
I heard the Lord say to me “this generation is not over. What began in the 60’s of love and freedom was trying to be like me. You sang the songs of Jesus and me, but you did not understand. Unlike those buildings you will see this generation restored and bringing life, wisdom and love to the nations”. So much more was said and yet my mind caught “Viet Nam” and “love” and “restoration”. Tears ran down my face. I needed to tell someone. I needed to pull over and get this.
I was reminded of the word I felt percolating a few weeks ago about a season of love. This is it. We have crossed over as we entered into December. I am not even sure I “know” what it means but I am sure of its happening. People who have never entered a church fellowship are on their way in. Those that tripped out are readying to trip in. Those that dropped out are falling to drop in.
As Kenny Rogers once sang, “I just dropped in to see what condition my condition is in”. Get ready for the most amazing outpourings of love and restoration. Begin to look for it. It is here and happening.
(I feel the push to write more about those times. We shall see. Only a few weeks I received a word; “that things that were dammed about for a while were about to be released, that I would see the muddy waters turned to clear waters. As a guy who loves music I saw more. Perhaps there is a Nantucket Sleigh Ride awaiting.)