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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Wide Expanse of Meaning

Why do we as Christians "groan"? ... What does the Holy Spirit do for us when we do not know how to pray? When is the last time you did not know how to pray and the Holy Spirit helped and comforted you? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 1576).

Romans 8:26-27 New International Version (NIV)

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

All familiar with the wordless consolation of music are well equipped to understand the intercession of the Holy Spirit on those occasions when the most we seem able to express on our own is distraught nonverbal yearnings.  Life is much larger than the pale verbiage we use to describe it--words are outlandishly flat compared to the multi-dimensional universe of experiential energy surrounding us.  Those who feel the majesty of a mighty forest or live by the sea find it silly to suppose that a mere description of them in words comprehends their meaning.

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