What can I say? This is a lizard. but the eyes says it all. Always looking out for it's next meal and for danger of becoming some one Else's next meal.
This last Sunday I had an unexpected surprise at a church I had been attending. Unexpected would be an understatement. After the musical worship segment was completed, you could hear a lady speaking in tongues and crying out loudly near me. I had only heard tongues once before at a Nazarene church during a prayer meeting a few years back. Both instances were discerning for me but this one was different. Rather that exerting a run for the hills emotion, I felt only compassion for her sensing her to be terribly troubled. After a few moments she settled down and the pastor started his sermon after explaining this to the congregation. My conclusion was she may have been from a Holiness or Pentecostal church where this was a normal ritual and did not get the help she needed there. I was confident our prayer team would be able to assist her after the services.
I stayed after the services to see if the prayer team were able to pray with her which they did only to see her go back into tongues again in a rather lengthy diatribe and the language was not discernible. I do pray she was able to get help with her issues. I would be led to believe that in order to speak in tongues one would have to be struck by the Divine spirit and speak in a language that would be interpreted. Hers was only babel to my mind but probably that as all she knew how to speak.
I can only hope that the pastor or congregation can react positively to this occurrence and will give the person the dignity they will deserve with their crisis. Some denominations may look upon this action with scourge and fail in their duties to tend to the one crying out to God for help in their only able way. I would think this may put them or the church in the wrong line come judgement day. Then again, this person may well have went there only to disrupt the worship as if were led by demons or other motives. We may never know if we don't do what the Lord wishes in serving others.
I am sure the Lord will provide us with many surprises and test before the Heavenly Kingdom arrives.