Thursday, March 29, 2012

Like the wind

John 3:8 - "The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." "

One of the sounds that I most appreciate in this world is the sound that is produced by the wind in its strength. The wind, in its power that is invisible to human eyes, is one of the most powerful forces of nature. Nothing can stop it, nobody can understand it in its fullness. The meteorologists, though sometimes able to get it right in their forecasts, are constantly astonished.

The text we read above compares the Christian born of the Spirit with the wind. Note that the word wind in the original text, also represents spirit. The Holy Spirit is like the wind. He blows where he wills. We can hear him. We are not able to understand his greatness and his movement.

Again, in Acts, the Holy Spirit is compared to the wind, a mighty wind.

Acts 2:2-4 - "Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. "

Let me propose an illustration. Let's imagine that you and I are like small sailboats; like little boats in the waters of this world. Those who are born of the Spirit are those who hoist the sails and get carried away by the wind. Those who are not born of the Spirit are those who fight against the wind. While we stand, while we keep low the sails, we are unable to move with strength. We can try to row against the wind, but this only represents a lot of effort and fatigue with no results.

See that the attitude that allows the boat to move with strength is completely hoist the sails and surrender to the impetuous movement of the wind. The Holy Spirit blows where he wills. We can hear his voice, but we can not look into the depth of God's thought; not without the Holy Spirit. He, however, can and wants to take us with Him, if we let Him.

This day let's surrender to Him. Let's give up the oars. Let's turn off the engines. Let's stop fighting with the wind. Let's dare to surrender the control of our ways. Let's hoist the sails and see where He leads us.

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!


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