Friday, February 22, 2008

Wind...

Have you ever stopped to notice the sound of wind through a tree? I did just that today...I know, sometimes I'm just weird that way, along with many other ways, but I digress. What is wind? It is air that is moving, but where is it going? Where did it come from and what did it replace? Who tells it to move? Does it have ears to hear? Why doesn't it make a sound when it stops?

Isn't it funny that we can no more explain wind than God and yet we rarely give it a second thought? Air is the one thing we know of that most closely resembles God in it's qualities--it's invisible, it's everywhere, it moves, it's powerful, it sustains us--and yet we believe in it with every fiber of our being because some smart guy says he proved it? Yet we can't believe in God because smart guys don't get it??

Tomorrow, when you feel the wind in your hair and it makes you feel something new--say 'hello' to God and thank Him for brushing up so close to you.

3 comments:

Ame said...

thank you :)

McSwain said...

Nice, John. Since childhood, I've have a favorite place to be: in the midst of a pine forest, next to a mountain lake, in the dark of night. I sit and listen to the sound of the wind as it shakes the scent from the pines and rolls the waves to the shore. The reason I have always loved to do this so much is because the wind does remind me so much of my God, the mystery and the all-around-me presence. You said it perfectly.

Lori said...

I love your take on this. Where I live, sometimes the wind is so powerful it just isn't pleasant. Now the breezes...I like.

About a year ago I wrote something about the wind too (http://laurelsthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/04/wind-passing.html) but yours is much more nice! Truly lovely.