Saturday, July 18, 2015

Who Can Catch The Wind?


John 3:3-8King James Version (KJV)

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Leaf, Wind and Bird are best friends!
Since time immemorial, Bird and Leaf have been trying
To beat Wind at their favorite pastime -
Catch The Wind!
It hasn't happened yet!

Why?

Well, it is like this:

Wind always starts out first.
Bird and Leaf can hear him coming, and
They can even feel him from afar off

But ...

Before they see Wind
Before they can catch Wind
Wind Tickles Leaf ... and he dances and sings
Wind Ruffles Bird ... and he's aloft and soaring before he knows it

Leaf and Bird love Wind - they just can't see him 
Coming
To catch him!

It's terribly frustrating
And fun
And invigorating!
They love Wind.

Sometimes Wind can get rambunctious
And move around mightily!
Sometimes Wind scares Bird and Leaf -
When he howls
And kicks up dust
And throws thing around!

And then ...

There IS Quiet and ... Peace and ... Rest.

So moves The Holy Spirit!
He's Our Friend
And we will never catch Him ... in a Lie!

He moves Gently and Confidently
When we walk ... in His Will!

He moves Rambunctiously 
When The Soul is calling to The King Eternal 
When The Soul contemplates The Worldly Tour
When The Soul is struggling with Active Sin
When The Master demands we Clean The House within 
When we are bearing The Message to The People for Him
When Faith is Faltering
When Grief is Exulting
When The Grave is Calling

The Holy Spirit Moves ...

Upon Us

In Us

For Us

For You

For Me!

Oh, Lord, Help Us to

Let Your Holy Spirit Lead

Always and Forever

AMEN