One of the songs that kicked off our revival was, “Let The Light In” the words were coming alive. “It's time for the sleeper to wake. It's time for the old winds to change. I hear the Spirit say, it's time. It's time for the dead man to rise. It's time for the Great Light to shine…Open up the windows, let the light in. Let the light in, let the light in.” Each time we sang, “Open up the windows, let the light in” it got louder and louder! You could feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in that gym! The winds had changed and there were no sleepers!
Our guest speaker talked us about looking at Scripture with a “head tilt” - looking at it from a different angle, seeing things in another way and digging deeper. He said it is human nature to want to see awe and wonder.
Luke 5: 17-20, “And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, ‘Friend, your sins are forgiven.’” vs. 24-26, “So he said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God. Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, ‘We have seen remarkable things today.’”
We all agree the miracle was the man who was carried in and walked out. Another miracle was forgiveness. It could be a miracle that they found four people to help. But after a head tilt, the real miracle is that God walked into that room. He is with us and among us! Let's not forget that miracle! Our God can do remarkable things and He is still in the business of miracles!
"I am realistic - I expect miracles."