I’m off work today, not well, doctor said its sinusitis and stuck me on some antibiotics. It’s a beautiful day in Cape Town and instead of wondering how much longer this is going to last I’d prefer to be getting ready to hit the road and hammer out a high intensity interval session in preparation for the Argus Cycle Tour in just under two weeks time.
In my weakened state, I had the presence of mind to recognise that what I need is God’s Presence, so I sat down, removed myself from my work email inbox and put my earphones in. I happened to click on a Sean Feucht track where he sings the words of Psalm 91. As he repeatedly sang “I will satisfy him with a long life and show him My salvation” I felt the goodness of the Holy Spirit begin to invade my heart and mind. I started to think about some of the things, people and situations that need God’s salvation, His rescue, His redemption. I started to cry, not ugly crying, just gentle tears. I cried because my confidence in God’s goodness and ability to set things straight and to make it all new became tangible.
What we need, what I need, is for God to show us His salvation, we need Him and we need to take shelter in Him. That’s the starting point. I reckon if, one by one, we would all take time, behind closed doors, just to seek the Spirit of God and experience His love and goodness we would be well on the way to receiving what this world needs. This world first and foremost does not need some of the obvious things that we think it may need. What this world needs most is for people to know and experience Jesus and the Father’s love. Love for love sake. That is the start. Actually that is the end as well.