Lent 3 (2015.03.08 Sermon Audio)
March 10th, 2015 | John Chandler
Our own Isaac Magos preached on Paul’s words from 1 Corinthians 1:18-31.
Here’s the quote from Isaac’s grandmother:
Have You Seen the Wind?
BIBLE THOUGHT: “You hear its sound, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going” (John 3:8, NIV)
What is it that makes a nature video so lifelike? Bright orange poppies bob in the air. Meadow grasses undulate rhythmically like ocean waves. Flowers and grasses don’t have nerves and muscles to make them move independently, yet there is the impression of energy from somewhere.
Of course, you know why they move. It is the wind that blows them here and there.
Today I’m writing in a park. I’m surrounded by oak trees, young and old. Even though the weather is calm at this moment, the leaves are moving ever so gently, receiving the impulse of an unseen force.
However, when the wind is blowing from one direction, the individual leaves do not move in exactly the same way. Some have stronger stems; they face in different directions. Still, because it is one wind, the total effect is pleasing and vibrant.
I marvel that Jesus so perfectly compared the moving Spirit to the wind! May our families and our churches look alive to the world as we move together through the influence of the life-giving Spirit.
Father, help us to be humble, gentle and patient, bearing with one another in love. May we keep the unity of the Spirit in our homes and in Your family. Through Jesus, Amen.
-JANICE KRAMAR, Escondido, California
(04/10/1929 ~ 11/26/2014)
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