Sustainability; Guest Piece

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The wind blows the treetops and rushes against the skin. 

It is unseen, yet felt. It stirs up the sea and tears away the rocks. It is unseen, yet is seen. 

I have always wondered why some things on earth are invisible, yet felt. Wind, in particular, is a mysterious phenomenon. Have you ever wondered why the wind is invisible, yet felt, and its effects on the earth are seen?

Wind is unseen. God is unseen. 

Wind's effects on the earth and on people are seen and felt. 
God's effect on the earth and its people are seen and felt.  

The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can't tell where it 
comes from or where it is going, so you can't explain how people are born of the Spirit. >>John 8:3

In the Bible the Hebrew word, spirit  is interpreted as wind or breath. Something so simple, yet something we need. Wind is composed of air or oxygen. As living organisms, we need this to sustain us. I don't think that wind is just something that happens. It is not something that is without purpose or meaning. I truly believe that wind is a reminder of God's sustaining truth, love and power that we cannot live without. Wind is a reminder to us that without air death will soon overcome us. The same is true for God and His Spirit that dwells on Earth. Without God, we soon become encamped by human misery. 

Another property of wind is invisibility. We cannot tell which direction it will blow in next; we cannot see what it is composed of; we cannot understand its paths. Its paths are just because. This, too, is similar to how God is. We do not know His plans; we do not know which direction He will take; we do not know all of what He is composed of. We trust the air. We trust that it will always be there. We trust in its sustaining force. So then, will we trust in God? Will we trust that He, too, will always be there? Will we trust that He will sustain us? 

God has and will continue to offer opportunities for you to trust in Him. He will show you that He 
is trustworthy, but He will not force anything upon you. The decision to trust is up to us. It is a daily 
choice. We choose. We make that decision. 

So, what will you decide? What is holding you back from choosing to trust in Him? Why will you make that choice? 

Choose to trust in God today and let Him take you to places unknown; places where you are truly needed; places that God desires to shine His life-giving light through you as you dive into the unknown with a heart full of trust, courage, and faith in your Maker. 

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. >>Ecclesiastes 11:5 

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About the Author:

Samantha, born and raised in Ohio, is a graduating senior at Ohio State University majoring in Psychology. She has come to know Christ in such a deep and powerful way that it shakes her to her core at times. Samantha is a lover of coffee, nature, animals and cultural diversity. She hopes that encouragement, love and real-life come from the depths of her God moments as she continues her journey. You can find more of Samantha's musings at


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