Holy Spirit painting
Holy Spirit painting (Photo credit: hickory hardscrabble)

My “homework” for my writing class was a choice between two things. First, using the lyrics from the song “Windy” write something. Second choice, quotes from the movie “Gone with the Wind.”

I decided to put the homework sheet aside, and see what turned up. I figured lots of folks would decide to write about the leaves changin color and the wind blowing them around. I wanted to do something different. (WHO ME? something different?? yep.)

So Sunday morning when I went to church, I was given a church bulletin. My Pastor had written about “Divine Wind”. I knew that I’d found my inspiration.

Pastor Stan starts with a rhetorical (not Rhett Butler) question: “Who can control the wind?” (Not Rhett, not Scarlett, that’s for sure.)

Pastor Stan continues on, reminding us of the story of Jesus riding in the boat with His disciples in the Gospel of Mark 4:41. Jesus said to the wind, “Peace, be still.” and the wind obeyed Him. His disciples gasped, “Who is this, that even the wind obeys him?”

Also in the gospel of John, Chapter 3:8 Jesus says, “” The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but you cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

True Christianity is not a religions, it is a relationship with Jesus through the Holy Spirit. This is what set Christianity apart – it is not about rules and regulations as much as it is about being lead by the Spirit.

In both the Greek and the Hebrew, the word for wind can also be translated breath or spirit.

The Spirit gives Life.

So when I think of wind, I remember that only God can control the wind, and God’s Spirit is like the wind, and it is the breath of life.

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