A lesson from the wind

We have three large pine trees in our yard, and the wind was blowing late one afternoon as I sat on the front porch. Have you ever stopped to listen to the wind blowing through pine trees? It is the most beautiful sound and almost sounds like the ocean. I invited Doug to come out and listen to it with me. I shared with him how the wind reminds me of God.

Jesus said, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes” (John 3:8). Consider these thoughts:

  • I can’t see the wind, but I know it is there.
  • I can’t see the wind, but I can feel it blowing on my body.
  • I can’t see the wind, but I see the evidence of it as the trees sway in its breeze.
  • I can’t see the wind, but I can hear the sound of it as it blows through the needles on the pine trees.

Now let’s think about God:

  • I can’t see God, but I know He is there (Psalm 19:1).
  • I can’t see God, but I can feel His peace as I serve Him. As the Prince of Peace, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you.” (Isa. 9:6; John 14:27).
  • I can’t see God, but I see evidence of Him everywhere. I see the beauty of the earth He has provided, and I see the lightening flashing in the distant sky (Psalm 8:1; Matthew 24:27).
  • I can’t see God, but I can hear the sounds of His work. I can hear the wind and hear the thunder roll and ocean waves rushing to the shore. I hear the little birds sing.
  • I can’t see God, but I can read the Word He has left for me (Psalm 119:105).
  • I can’t see God, but I believe. “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29).

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