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When the wind blows, does it ever get lonely?

“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.” John 3:8 NIV

In my mind the blowing wind has a negative connotation. The blowing wind scatters, stirs up, destroys, and disrupts where it passes by.  Yet the wind can be a helpful and important force, spreading seeds, changing the landscape, and cooling sun parched land. The wind is an interesting metaphor for someone born of the Spirit. Jesus used analogies in a challenging way to try and related Spiritual things to earthly things.

When I was out windsurfing the verse above came to mind. Is the wind synonymous with being lonely? Usually when two winds meet a storm brews and the winds are chaotic. So if the day is nice and the wind is blowing does that mean the wind is, in a sense, alone?

I’m not going to change my theology based on physical characteristics of the wind but at the time because of where the wind was blowing, what was in my heart, and that verse the question arose.

Comments welcome.

We Fall Down…

Driving in the country with the windows down listening and singing to my favorite music is so releasing. Lately I’ve had the desire to try out a convertible car. I can’t recall ever having ridden in one and I think it would be wonderful on a beautiful summer day like today.
Anyhow, back to the point. I was driving in the country listening to “We Fall Down” as performed by Kutless. As I sang and thought about what the lyrics meant to me I drove past eight 1990’s era Corvette convertibles in the oncoming lane. It caught my attention that everyone in the procession looked to be over 60 years old. How foolish it would be to wish I could be in their position if it meant giving up the wonderful memory of singing praises while driving down the road with the windows down in a less than sporty vehicle.