A Behemoth from Winnipeg

How the band The Guess Who inadvertently sounded a gospel note. /

Saint Paul said, "God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8, ESV). This is the main thing to know, and the main thing everyone needs to hear, at least before she dies. But we also read that the Lord put forth Behemoth who is "the chief of the ways of God" (Job 40:19, KJV). Behemoth was created to stun an answerer-back with the sheer shattering force of what God can do. Only God's imagination could make Behemoth. You could say that Behemoth was created to give massive corroboration to the Everyman of life that he or she is not God.

I've spent a lot of time over the years in the company of Behemoths, which is to say, in the company of visions and dreams that corroborate God. It's not that you set out to find things that corroborate God. But things come to you. Data find you. Phenomena leap right into your lap.

You see a movie or hear a song, and it's the power of God. You're overcome by God's grace through a symbol. Or you're dazzled by God's control, and not yours, through a parable of grace.

Here is a recent example, or at least, recent for me. It's a Behemoth that is able to bring the message of God into the here and now. Let's talk about The Guess Who.

The Guess Who was a rock band from Canada that had a string of top ten records in the late 1960s and early 1970s: "These Eyes," "Laughing," "American Woman," "No Time," "Hand Me Down World," "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature," "Clap for the Wolfman"—and there were several others. They were the soundtrack of our lives back then, and they live on through their use in television ...

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