A God-Bathed, God-Soaked, God-Intoxicated World
Nov 15 2019
What do you find in the desert? A mocking world, bent on hate and disbelief? Or something else, something precious, something divine, something bigger than life, satiating your thirst as you grow through the trials? In 1978 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn described a world "split apart" due to self-centeredness. Having spent 11 years in the gulag, his speech was given at Harvard. Some booed, some listened. In WWII a statue of Christ stood, the hands having been destroyed by bombs. Billy Graham would use the illustration to say that people of faith are to be the hands of Jesus to the world. Then there is Gypsy Smith, who a hundred years ago offered advice to those wanting spiritual revival; "Go home, lock yourself in your room, kneel down in the middle of your floor. Draw a chalk mark all around yourself and ask God to start the revival inside that chalk mark. When He has answered your prayer, the revival will be on." We end with James Loder, who shares a story of a powerful personal miracle. He was a Princeton professor, and after the experience he could hardly stop crying tears of joy the rest of his life, becoming known as the "weeping professor." He found a way, and you and I can too, to live in a "God-bathed, God-soaked, God-intoxicated world."