Sunday, 9 November 2014

Break down the walls!

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the coming down of the Berlin Wall. A lot can happen in 25 years and our world is certainly a lot different now in 2014, than what it was in 1989. I was only 16 years old when the wall started crumbling - wow, that makes me feel old :)

Starting on the evening of the 9th November people came to the Berlin wall and began to chip off parts of the wall as souvenirs, eventually demolishing bigger portions of the wall, allowing people to cross into the other side. The people who started chipping away at the wall were nicknamed "Mauerspechte" (wall woodpeckers).

The collapse of the Berlin wall reminds me that no "man made" barrier will last forever. We can build walls to keep ourselves in or to keep other people out, but in the end it is pointless. The same applies in our spiritual lives - we can build up a wall of resistance and try and keep God out, but in the end we only hurt ourselves.

What walls have you built up to keep God and others away? Is it not time to slowly start chipping off some of the stone and allowing the fresh wind of the Spirit to blow through?

Isaiah 45:2 - "I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron."

Living in Grace

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