Re:Verse reading–John 3:1-21 (day three)

The wind blows wherever it pleases.

What about doctrine?  What about order?  What about truth?  What about sin?  What about right-and-wrong?  Usually, questions like these have already been answered a long time ago in the minds of the ones asking.  In fact, they’re not really questions, but signals—signals that we’re the ones standing strong against the howling winds of ungodliness, that others are wrong, and that the fate of the world hangs on whether people will listen to our unbending answers.  What others perceive as good news, the religious establishment always views as threatening, even if Jesus is the one saying it.  Perhaps especially if Jesus is the one saying it.  We reveal that we’re still holding onto our age-old tower-building dreams.  Then along comes the Lord who essentially says to Nicodemus—and to us: You must be blown away.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

One thought on “Blow”

  1. The wind blows wherever it wishes. We can not control it. We just know its effect. The wind is the metaphor for the Spirit of God. It stands for free will, God’s will. The Spirit works in ways we do not fully understand and will never understand.

    We may never understand God’s will but all we can do is to honestly pray for what we need and have faith in Him. We only see the effects of God’s actions just like the effects of the wind or the Spirit of God. It is quite mysterious!

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