Happy Easter, and blessings from Fat Beggars School of Prophets. This morning, as the sun and the Son come up and a New Creation dawns as the Age to Come invades the age that is passing away, I notice that SO MUCH has happened in the few weeks since I published this post. No one would have imagined our world as it is today. Our churches who used to split over music styles are now yearning to gather again in those huge sanctuaries sitting empty as the tomb they have become. Hallelujah! And we are at a good moment to IMAGING God in our world afresh this morning like has not been in many, many generations. I pray your imagination find new freedom today.
In 1971, John Lennon invited his listeners to Imagine a world at peace. He presented a beautiful picture of a world living in harmony, and did so with a stunningly beguiling melody. But of course, he insists we imagine there is no heaven (it’s easy if you try), no hell, no religion too – all with the implication that Jesus is not LORD and has no claim on creation. Without actually saying it, he is implying Jesus is part of the problem and not the solution. Still, to listen to the song is to be stirred as the melody takes hold, and you are extremely likely to catch yourself humming it later, but as you listen closely to the message, you are also extremely likely to think (really think) about its message too. It’s a lot of freight for a pop song.
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