As I mentioned yesterday, it feels like summer here. That means it’s time to bust out the summer driving music. For me the winter is filled with deep thoughts and resonating tones. In the summer though I like lighter thoughts and my thoughts tend to wander.
I love summer driving music. Songs that are light and fluffy with a nice beat and good energy will fill my iPod by the end of this week. Beatles tunes, 80’s Madonna hits, Katy Perry and the Spice Girls will be mixed in with other light, sunny hits. There isn’t much depth or soul searching but there’s loads of energy and it’s happy music.
When I think about the craziness that the Beatles experienced, or NKOTB, the Spice Girls and now Justin Bieber I wonder what it would have been like to be with Jesus while he was preaching. In a time with no cars and no quick mode of transportation it is suspected that he had close to 15 000 people around him while he spoke. This number is incredible. Think of the energy. Think of the passion. Imagine what it would have been like to be part of that crowd.
Jesus commanded the attention of people with a message of love and acceptance.
He commanded the attention of people with his presence and passion for people. It would have been an incredible site.
I know the energy from my summer driving songs doesn’t come from a place of depth or great connection with God but going to a concert and listening to the screaming fans connecting with those singers is probably the closest thing I’ll witness to the response people had to Jesus.
Wouldn’t it be great if we walked into church and felt that passion?
Wouldn’t it be great if we let Jesus in and allowed him to work in us?
Imagine what we could do if we just let the Holy Spirit in and allowed it to do it’s work…