“There are some things I may not know
They are some places that I can’t go
But I am sure of this one thing
My God is real for I can feel him in my soul!”
(Cue the boogie woogie piano)
It was the joyous boogie woogie piano that got Jerry Lee Lewis kicked out of bible college.
“The Killer” had imbibed too deeply in the joy of the Lord.
It was the theology that makes the old standard unsingable in doctrinally “sound” churches.
Evidently the joy of the Lord should never create the urge to dance, nor should that joy ever be felt…only thought about.
A Mona Lisa smile is permissible, but still suspect.
You know what they say…never trust an experience.
We have the Bible now…no need for anything else.
This doctrine must have badly confused those who saw a sea part, a Messiah transfigured, or an empty tomb.
I say all that to tell you this.
I received a phone call from Germany this morning, where a boy is receiving treatment for Lyme disease.
He has been healed of that scourge there, but more healing, a different kind of healing… was also needed.
So, God came and visited the boy.
He didn’t come just in the form of a doctor, family, or friends, though He has done that as well.
He came in person….or more accurately, personally.
There was no book involved, nor any readings.
Those will come later…
The details are sacred and not for sharing…but the reality of what happened is undeniable.
Despite this, denials will come.
There will be attempts by both the carnal and the faithful to question the experience and reduce the pure joy felt to a sliver of a smile.
Some will deny it completely.
We simply cannot have a God that jumps out of the book and shows up unbidden to bless us.
But we do…
My instructions to the boy were to tell no one… as some would feel it their Christian duty to deny that he had a life changing, faith making, experience with God that God Himself initiated without the aid of the English Standard Version, bread, wine, water, or clergy.
I’ll play him that song when he gets home.
“My God is real for I can feel him in my soul!”
Maybe we’ll have company that day too…
Make your own application…