Jesus comes in through the window

 

 

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Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.  Edith Wharton

My wife loves open windows. If she had it her way, she would have our windows open year-round, rain or shine. It’s about the fresh air. I’m thinking about the NPR program, “Fresh Air” and what a great title that is for a program. Open windows let in fresh air.

Maybe that’s in part why Marti came up with the phrase, “Jesus comes in through the window.” It’s freeing and it’s fresh when Christ comes into your life. But it’s also something of a surprise, somewhat unorthodox — a little unexpected. He could have used the door, but He comes in through the window.

Jesus told the woman at the well that those who worship God must worship Him in Spirit and in truth. Truth is the solid stuff about Jesus that is grounded in verifiable history and biblical accounts. It’s all about foundations and rootedness. He occupied a place on this planet in time and space. What we know about Him has been recorded. If you want to be sure about it, you can find out. All this stuff is truth and it comes in through the front door with its feet on the ground.

But the Spirit is different. The Spirit is unpredictable, like the wind. You don’t know where it comes from or where it’s going, but you see its effects. It blows in through the open window. Unlike the thief climbing in, or the son or daughter who forgot their key and tumbles in head-first, the Spirit only needs to blow, and the window only needs to be open.

The window is for fresh air; the door is to go in and out. If you are not walking in or out, the door remains closed, but the window can stay open all the time, even when it’s cold outside. Keep that window open; you never know what might blow in.

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5 Responses to Jesus comes in through the window

  1. Mark D Seguin says:

    What’s the I’m thinking about the NPR program,?

    • John A Fagliano says:

      It stands for “National Public Radio”. A show is called “Fresh Air”. John likes the title.

      • My favorite NPR program is “Wait! Wait! Don’t tell me…”
        Especially when Paula Poundstone and Bobcat Goldthwaite are guests.

        It’s not everybody’s “cup of tea” but the nuggets of humor found in todays otherwise serious events – whether global or local – are, in their own way, refreshing to me.
        It is sometimes best to just stop, step back, take a breath, think, and then laugh at many of the absurdities that make the headlines these days.

        🙂

      • Mark D Seguin says:

        TY John A. Fagliano appreciate it & you..

        PS I learned in English 101 if ever you use an abbreviation, spell it out NEVER assume (ass u me) ANYTHING b/c when one does it tends to make an ASS out of U you and ME. LOL

  2. 24GreenSt says:

    Yes! One of my favorites too!

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