The Blowing of the Wind

Woman walking cross country and trail in autumn forest

March is not only the month for flying kites but also for not worrying about your hair staying in place when you go outside!  March…. the windy month is here!

The wind has many faces — it can put a soft and gentle caress on your cheek OR it can blow so strong it will make that same cheek become red and chapped.  The wind has its good side — it can bring us cool relief from the summer’s heat. But there’s a bad side lurking in the wind too.  Sometimes it will be a tornado wind that will wreak havoc on everything in its path.

“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”  John 3: 8 (KJV)

In Matthew 7: 24-27, Jesus tells of two men who each built a house.  One man built his house on the sand and the other built on a rock.  Then the storms came.  The “rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house..” (KJV) Both houses were subjected to the same winds and rain.  Yet the verses say that the house built on the rock “fell not” but the house built on the sand “fell: and great was the fall of it.”

You know, that’s the way life is. Two people can experience almost equally difficult circumstances and yet one of them may become so depressed he is ready to end his life while the other might be on shouting ground.  What makes the difference?  I believe we have the answer in God’s Word.   And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.”  Psalm 78: 35 (KJV)  If we have trusted in Jesus Christ as our Savior, then He is our rock and our hiding place.  The only way to come out ahead in life is to have your foundation on the ROCK.  He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the ROCK of my salvation.”  Psalm 89: 26 (KJV)

 

P1010895Marilyn Harrell likes writing, in general, but especially when I can write about Jesus speaking to me through ordinary, everyday things which magnify His presence in my life.  I want to live a Christ honoring life and am active in our church, work as a volunteer in a local crisis pregnancy center, lead group Bible studies, love to cook and read, and was a homeschool mom to our three children for sixteen years. My husband and I are in our retirement years now and enjoy doing many things together.  Please connect with Marilyn at her blog: Walking in Truth

26 Responses to The Blowing of the Wind

  1. Thanks for sharing your heart Marilyn.

    To this I say, Amen!— “If we have trusted in Jesus Christ as our Savior, then He is our rock and our hiding place. The only way to come out ahead in life is to have your foundation on the ROCK. “He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the ROCK of my salvation.” Psalm 89: 26 (KJV)”

    Blessings and hugs!

    • Lisa, I have tears as I write this response this morning! I am so thankful for the privilege to be a child of God and for the privilege you have given me to write about the leading of Jesus in my life! God bless you dear sister as you press on for Jesus.

  2. AMEN, Marilyn. I am clinging to my Rock, Jesus this morning. He has made a life-saving difference in my life for many, many, years and yes, the difference between whether I stayed afloat or drown. HE is my constant rescuer!

  3. Couldn’t agree more Marilyn. Your words makes me think of the sing we use to sing often at my old church. When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the rock that’s higher than I.

    • Wanda, I’m so glad that you reminded me of that song “lead me to the Rock that is higher than I…Thou hast been a shelter for me!” The only song I had thought about in response to what I wrote was the little song with hand motions that the kids sing about the ”wise man” and ”foolish man” building their houses! God bless you.

  4. Just yesterday I sat, cuddled & safe as I listened to the howling winds just outside my living room window. I recalled them as I read through your excellent post. I recalled, too, the sleeping Jesus during the high seas gale that rocked the ship, as if a cradle to His sleeping form, all the while His disciples viewing it as a harbinger of death. Perspective. You nailed it, girl!

  5. Clinging to the Rock of Jesus as the storm of cancer seeks to harm my precious husband’s body. Without Jesus to cling to, and the prayers which are lifted on our behalf, the waves could be drowning our boat. Instead we are constantly filled with the peace that passeth all understanding. Thank you for the beautifully written reminder in your post today. Blessings,

  6. Oh Marilyn! Thank you so much for this timely word. I needed it so much. I am so burdened for a close family member who is grieving the loss of my Dad (almost a year later) as one who has no hope. The Psalm 78 scripture gave me just the word to share with her. We need to remember when the winds below, Who our Rock and Redeemer really is and where our hope truly lies. He is so faithful! Thank you for sharing today. It ministered to my soul.

  7. I have often thought about the wind when I am walking my dog Molly…..there are winds of change, subtle soft breezes and then hurricanes. Such is life and I am so thankful that GOD is my rock through it all. But I prefer to think of the wind as “HIS BREATH OF HEAVEN.” Thanks for your post!

  8. “Two people can experience almost equally difficult circumstances and yet one of them may become so depressed he is ready to end his life while the other might be on shouting ground. What makes the difference?”

    Love this Marilyn! I’m always grateful that I have Christ in my life. I don’t know that I’d still be here without Him.

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