Whenever I hear the wind blowing I often am reminded of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a strong force of wind, you can’t see or touch but you feel it. All day yesterday the wind was blowing fiercely, knocking down my yard decorations and putting our neighborhood out of electricity. We have been out of electricity for 12 hours. Still, my I am and feel thankful and grateful! Thankful I have electricity to go out and grateful that my husband went and got me 24oz dark roast coffee with 2 shots of espresso and put a roaring fire in our fireplace. God is good always and always God is good.
Today, my thoughts were on Matthew 16: 15 when Jesus is sitting with his Apostle Peter. And he asked Peter “who do you say that I am?” and Peter’s response is, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus is asking us that same question. How are we responding to his question? Or have we responded to his question? When picturing this scene I see 2 friends sitting together in a heart to heart talk, outside in the wee hours of twilight with a fire to keep them warm. I imagine Jesus looking at Peter with an intensity and Peter knowing he is an imperfect person, but is loved by God and Jesus. Peter’s response is perfect and heartfelt. In that moment Peter (in all his imperfection), says yes to his God and he becomes the cornerstone of church. I know God has asked me this question also and I have answered the same way. In those moments we pledge our belief and our lives become transformed! We are here on earth and we are God’s representatives. Forever changed and forever in service. Isaiah 6:8,”I heard a voice say, ‘whom should is send’ and I replied, ‘Here I am, send me Lord’.
Today, on this day of Thanksgiving, give thanks for all your blessing and persevere in all your trails. Know when the wind blows it’s the Holy Spirit reminding you that God is near!