A Mighty Rushing Wind

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. Acts 2:2

The wind, you cannot see it, yet it blows. It sends its coolness across hot sweaty skin and brings comfort and pleasure all at once. It moves my hair, and the branches of trees, and flowers growing in the fields. It pushes clouds and affects weather patterns. When it is blowing hard, you can hear the roar and whistiling of it moving through the things it touches; you can see the changes it leaves in its wake. It takes the pollen and seeds of plants and blows them where it will; so that new life can be created. It blows in rain clouds to water them. We cannot see it, but we can feel it and hear it, and  we can see the effects of it all around us.

So it is with the Holy Spirit, we cannot see it but we can feel it. It blows on my heart and life and brings comfort, joy, and peace all at once. It moves my cold dead heart with the things of God; it pushes my hand in the air toward my God and causes my soul to reach for him. It changes the patterns of my life, it blows away the clouds of despair and guilt, and though it may bring the clouds of testing and trial from time to time, it is only for a season, and then it blows them out again. When the spirit is really moving you can hear and see the effects of all it touches, you can see the drug addict set free from addiction, the hopeless sinner’s character completely change, the nature of a liar turned to truth. You can feel the guilt being lifted off, and see the difference in others when it is lifted off them. It takes the seeds of hope and salvation and blows them ahead of us. It comes behind, waters, and nourishes those seeds so that new life is created. We cannot see the Holy Spirit, but we can feel it and we can see the effects of it all around us. He who has ears to hear let him hear, and he who has eyes to see let him see.


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