This week Pastor Sean invited us to anticipate, and he taught us about “Kairos” – a Greek word for “time.” Kairos, he said, is a time when God breaks into chronological time with a special message just for us. And he challenged us to “expect Jesus to ‘break into’ your life now.” But there’s a catch – we have to be open to it! And that’s not always easy or comfortable, is it?
I had a Kairos moment during the service when we were singing the phrase “…blessed be your name when I’m found in the desert place…” A few weeks ago my husband and I went with a group from PLC on a camping trip to Agua Caliente in the desert. On our way home we passed an area full of windmills. Some were still, and some were slowly turning, but as we were singing this past Sunday, a picture of those windmills flashed in my mind, and I heard the Lord whisper: “Even in the desert places, the wind of my Spirit still blows.”
I don’t know where you are in your walk with the Lord. I don’t know if you feel like you’re in a desert place, or hot or cold on your faith journey, or if you feel anything at all. But I do know that God never slumbers (Ps. 121:3). And I do know – even if it’s only by faith – that His Spirit is always at work. After all, Jesus said to Peter (and to us), “…I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it” (Matt. 16:18). WE are the church, right? Sometimes it may look like we are down for the count, but it’s a lie, my friends! (We know who originates lies, don’t we?) Our God is only a prayer away, and He’s still mighty to save.
“Be careful or your hearts will be weighed down…,” Jesus told his disciples that day in the temple (only a few days before he would be betrayed by Judas) Luke 21:34. His words of warning echo today in us, don’t they? At this busy season, in our over-scheduled lives, it would be easy to dismiss the soft, sweet voice of our Savior inviting us to experience a Kairos moment with him. Don’t do it, my friends! Sit a while; sing the songs of Christmas, and listen with your heart. Even in the desert, the wind of God’s Spirit is blowing.