The Wind Blows

From today’s reading, Jesus says to Nicodemus,

“The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)

This is one of my favorite passages. It describes how the Holy Spirit works in my life. People and things come into and out of my life, according to God’s will. I really do not have any control over it, so I shouldn’t worry about it. It becomes my choice on whether to accept them, reject them, or even ignore them. God’s will is direct—love people.

This passage has another point of view. It involves trusting God even more than the first. God will move me like the wind according to His will into places and situations that I will not know, and most definitely will not have any control over. I should not worry about it because, if I trust and open to love, God will see that the best thing will happen. It may not appear like it at first, but it will be the best thing for me and for all others.

Dare to trust…