By: Carole L. Haines
There’s nothing in the world quite like nature, when it comes to seeing the Personality of God. I was just sitting out on my porch in the sun, Day 14 of COVID-19 shutdown of my place of work. I’ve been feeling helpless and purposeless without getting up and going to work every day. I love my job, I miss the kids at school, but this is just how it needs to be right now.
So, I was just sitting there gazing up at the treetops, watching them sway and dance to the rhythm of the wind. Realizing the wind has a song and a dance that I may not take time to listen to and watch. Jesus tells us:
7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:6-7)
This wonderful depiction of the wind is used right in the middle of Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus about being Born Again. Ever tried to explain why you know you are saved to one who does not know Jesus yet? It’s hard to explain something we are so sure of to someone who has never experienced it. Like trying to explain the ocean to one born blind, or its sound to one born deaf.
One of the things I love so much about God is His Mysterious Ways. The Wind is one of those beautiful mysteries of God. The Bible speaks of The Four Winds. The Disciples marveled at Jesus mastery of the Wind and the Waves of the Sea.
As I sat there, I felt so warm in the sun, and comforted by the fragrances of Spring carried to me on the wind. He will bring us through this Crisis, bring us through these uncertain times, where we feel so helpless against an invisible threat. This Master of the Wind and Calmer of the Sea is Our Lord and Savior and we can trust Him amid all this. We can Rest in Our Sovereign King, Our Loving Savior, Our Prince of Peace. So. Rest with me in Him, Dear Souls and Fellow Believers. We were born for such a time as this, and He is still Lord of all under heaven and on the earth. We are His and He is ours and all is Well, in Him