March 2008 - Vol. 17

painting by Michael O'Brien

Entering the Heart of the Storm

By Paul Jordan

It happens every year.
After a while you start to notice.
you come to expect it.

Men and women coming together in the service of God.
Things happen in their lives.
Things move. Things change. Transformation.

The ground is shifting.
More is being taken.
For the King. For the Lord.

The enemy hates losing ground.
He goes round the back while we are taking the front.

When we were younger we didnít notice him so much.
But on entering the heart of the storm spiritual eyes are opened.
Things go wrong.
On the inside. And on the outside.

We wonder.
Why weíre angry.
Why we think the worst of people instead of the best.
Why miscommunications frustrate us more than normal.
Why it takes longer to get things done than it used to.

Itís because the Lordís at work.
And so the enemy also prowls.
We sense the challenge in the air.
But look around to see where the Lord is taking ground.

On your inside. And on your outside.

And be brought to your knees.
And lean on your brother and lean on your sister.
Jars of clay all.

We are in the heart of the storm.
You are in the heart of the storm.
But where would you rather be?
Then rejoice.

Kairos moments.
All around us.

Paul Jordan is a regional director of Kairos in Europe and the MiddleEast, an international federation of outreaches to high school, university and post university aged people. 
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