In Christ there is Revival, and you won't even have to be that creepy 30 something person sneaking into a youth group revival service this summer, or pretend to be a counselor and participate in a planned revival service. Where there is life in Christ, there is revival or renewing of things that died inside of you which should live, which are meant to live. What is dead, does not stay dead in Christ, so what inside of me is dead today, that I want to relive in me once more?
When I thinking about this question, it makes me rewind my tapes all the way to childhood or even when I was a young girl, or when I'm with my family. Then I prayed that these things would live again in me:
-my belief in friendships and people, that they have good intentions and not out to hurt me
- innocence and purity, the kind that children have...a little bit unaware and uncomplicated
- dreaming and being a free spirit, to use words like dreamy, magical, heavenly and write poems
- my love and trust in family: recently, I began seeing them differently, like I was wrong about banking on them too much
- belief that I am lovable and lovely
- everything that I have suppressed because of words I hear from others, to "calm down" "be reasonable." To no longer be merely nice and tempered so I can fit into what seems "normal"
It seems impossible for whatever was dead in us to be alive again. I often believe that death has overcome us when in fact Gospel is the Good News that proclaims emancipation from death and everything that chains us to our bad habits and reoccurring sins. This belief indicates to me that I don't actually believe or remember the gospel at all, and God has given us Easter in the Spring time to remind us over and over that whatever was dead, frozen and buried will arise again. Spring always comes and winter melts into new leaves, new roots, and new life that cracks open from the harden ground and harden shells to bring forth new life. Spring always comes, no matter how long and how harsh the winter has been that year.