Saturday, June 7, 2008

Wind and wave

I think it's helpful to find reminders that the Lord is present with us...that He's "right here", "right now".  At the risk of a simplistic picture I would suggest the following.  The next time you have a chance to sit by a window, or on a porch or deck, look at the trees around you.  The tree is an obvious picture of life, with roots, vertical growth, and branches all reflecting aspects of the Lord's provision, protection and power.  But recently I've enjoyed seeing the Lord's "wave" in the movement of the leaves and branches.  I don't think it's too much of a stretch to interpret the movement of wind through the trees as the greeting of God.  He doesn't live in the tree and we don't worship the tree, but He is the one behind every natural force.  Just as we cannot see the spirit of God, so we cannot see the wind unless and until the breeze moves a leaf or His spirit stirs our heart.  He is with us and He is for us!
Psalm 135:7 He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;
         He makes lightning for the rain;
         He brings the wind out of His treasuries.
Rob Smith

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