When I think of March I think of wind.
In the Bible wind is symbolic of God’s Holy Spirit.
In Acts 2.1-4 we read: When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
THAT is what I call a windy day, amen?
This verse in Amos says the Lord shaped the mountains.
He stirs up the wind!
He reveals His thoughts to humankind.
He turns the light of dawn into darkness.
He treads on the heights of the earth.
And, Who do we say He is?
The Lord God of Heaven’s armies.
I’ll take His windy day with joy – because as quickly as He stirs it up?
With just a whisper He can command it to be still.
He is all-sufficient like that.
After having just seen The Shack this resonates with me. Holy Spirit is the wind and the Great I Am, three in one, is the Creator of the stars, the flowers in the garden and the keeper of the fields of heaven — all intertwined with great love for humans. But Jesus came as a man and relates to all that we go through: divorce, addictions, hurt.
Tammy Mashburn says
Barbara H. says
I love the last few lines especially. He stirs up the wind, but then He calms it again when it is time.
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
Great post, Susan!
When I think of March I also think of wind…and when I think of wind I think of the Taliban, and how they banned kite-flying.
And how sometimes we ourselves have to become a cleansing wind, to protect the innocent.
Why the ban?
Anita Ojeda says
Now you’ve given me a reason to not rail at the windstorms we get around here (Sunday we had 60 mph winds and my house is coated with red dust). I’ll remember that God is in control and he has his reasons–and I don’t need to know what they are!