The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.
Text: John 1-3; Psalm 136
These opening chapters of John have great personal importance to me. It was the story of Jesus’ first miracle – the water turned to wine – that the Lord used to convert me. And it was the words of 3:8 about how the Spirit is like the wind that the Lord used to introduce me to the Holy Spirit and to call me into a life of following Jesus.
The Holy Spirit is a person. He operates in accordance with the will of God, not ours. He has power and is able to go wherever He pleases. The Father is in heaven, and so is the Son. But the Spirit is right here, right now. Do you know Him? Do you seek and follow Him? Like the wind, unseen and unpredictable… but real and powerful. Oh, the places He can take us… Oh the places He will take us if we let Him!
in Him, Mike