As I stood beside the mighty Mississippi, I came to a quiet realization of our spirit. The flowing of such a body of water never stops. Day and night without ceasing, it flows. It bends and turns. It has a life all its own, but is never stops. Downward… always downward… toward something so much larger… so much deeper… so much more powerful. It gave me pause to think of our spirit and the life we live. It is always flowing, always moving, never stopping. Our lives, and that of our spirit, is ever changing. Ever turning this way then that. One minute good, the next minute bad. You can’t stop it, and you should not want to. Just like the course of the river involves other organisms, so does the movement of our spirit. The flow of our life involves other people, places and things. It is flowing and moving toward something so much larger, deeper and more powerful. Even after death our spirit keeps flowing. Always moving toward something more robust, more vast. Just like the river opens into the ocean to find more life, more meaning, and more purpose, so our being, as we grow, will open into God. In him we will find more life, more meaning, more purpose. Just like this river… we will experience more than we ever could have imagined. So simply let it flow. John 7:37-39 (MSG) 2 Corinthians 3:18 (MSG)
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