I grew up listening to Keith Green's music. Songs like "You are the One" & "He'll Take Care of the Rest" filled my heart; and the sound of me singing them out, loud & strong, filled our home. I had almost all of his lyrics memorized and sang a good handful of them at church when the time came around to prepare a solo. His music was (& is) a big part of my life.
Right near the end of one of his CD's, there sits a song called "Rushing Wind". The lyrics go like this:
Rushing wind blow through this temple
Blowing out the dust within
Come and breath Your breath upon me
I've been born again
Holy Spirit, I surrender
Take me where You want to go
Plant me by Your living waters
Plant me deep so I can grow
Jesus, You're the One who set my spirit free
Use me, Lord, glorify Your holy name through me
It goes like that & then there is this beautiful, stirring, piano solo the plays afterwards, taking us back to more beautiful lyrics.
Such a beautiful song...and yet it was one I ignored. I almost always skipped it when it came on and I never paid it any attention.
It's so close to my heart.
Tonight, I went to the front door, to see if the snow was sticking outside; and as I watched & listened to the midnight winter air, I heard this wind gently, but audibly blowing the snow all over the road. That, alone, was a beautiful thing; but what was also beautiful, was that the sound & sight brought me right to Keith Green's song, Rushing Wind.
Rushing wind, blow through this temple, blowing out the dust within.
And suddenly it made sense to me. (The song, that is...) The whole thing came alive. Those lyrics are so my prayer, especially in this busy season of my life... (raising a 4-year-old, working on my music as my career, spending time on youth and other church work, keeping a home & marriage, etc.) . Rushing wind. - Jesus, blow through my heart & clear away the dust. Renew & refresh my passions and come alive again to me.
"Jesus, You're the One who set my spirit free...Use me, Lord, glorify Your holy name through me".
The whole thing is just such a beautiful prayer.
I love finding something new & fresh in something that I have already known for twenty years.
That is just like our life with God. He is always revealing new things to us and is able to be absolutely everything we need.
If you get the chance to listen to this song, do. I hope it will refresh your soul, like it has mine.