This morning the local pond was full of action. A strong, cold wind chased ripples across the surface and caused diamond-like reflections, even from a gray sky. A lone hawk soared up and down and circled the pond, riding the wind like a sky-surfer. Behind me I heard the leaves of trees flapping and I turned to watch the trunks and branches swaying in the stiff breeze. I thought about the fact that moving air is silent but the objects struck by the wind turn silent force into audible and visible presence. It occurred to me that we are wind catchers also. We, who were made in the image of our Heavenly Father, were fashioned to catch the wind of His Spirit and convert that invisible force into physical presence. We were meant to soar like the hawk on heaven's currents. We were made to make joyful sounds that have heaven's wind behind them. We were made to move through our days under the sway of the Spirit wind of God, like the trees move, bending to the wind.
We were made to be wind catchers too!
Psalm 107:25 He spoke and the winds rose, stirring up the waves.