October 14, 2015

Unseen Wind


There is a giant sycamore tree that I frequently pass when I am out walking. There is a unique music to the rustling of its leaves whether a light breeze is blowing or a strong wind. As I recently approached the corner where I begin to hear its song, I initially thought I was hearing the rush of creek water and then I paid more attention to the sound and realized it was that big old sycamore tree with the wind blowing through its leaves.

I couldn’t see that wind, but I could certainly feel its effect. The mysterious line between visible and invisible revealed the evidence of the unseen wind. My hair whipping around my face definitely felt the effect as the wind grew stronger.

There is a greater invisible mystery and that is our invisible God. I can’t see God, but I feel His effects. His life and His Spirit have been breathed in me. He has changed me. His work in my life is like the wind that I can’t see, but I know it’s there, doing an invisible work.

Yes! I believe in a God I can’t see. I believe in the salvation that is mine because I accepted His free gift of salvation and eternal life by grace through faith in His Son Jesus Christ. I believe in the invisible regenerating work He did that made me a new creation.

There are a lot of unseen factors in this Christian walk as the evidence of an unseen God is lived out in my life every day. The effects of God in my life are just as real as the wind blowing through my hair and through the leaves of the giant sycamore tree. This is the life of faith.

John 3:8
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.