“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing, mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.”
As a friend of mine would say, I had a God-wink from heaven this morning.
I have been totally exhausted this week – can hardly put-one-foot-in-front-of-the-other kind of exhausted. As I walked our gargantuan puppy, Blue, this morning, my Jesus met me on our lazy country road. Not literally, but His Spirit was there in all His Glory. You see, I didn’t want to walk this morning, but I knew I needed to and I knew Blue loved it. But, seriously, I could hardly put one foot in front of the other.
I prayed as I walked.
And I sang a little praise song.
And I willed my body to keep going.
That’s when it happened.
A roar came up over the mountain and trumpeted through the treetops. The trees swayed like pendulums, back and forth, back and forth as the mighty, rushing wind sounded its presence.
Or should I say, sounded HIS Presence.
Blue and I stood still for a moment and watched the heavenly display. I sensed the Presence of the Lord – His peace, His joy, His strength. Oh, how I needed His strength.
I thought of the scriptures I have learned lately that directly link the Spirit of God to the wind: Psalm 18:10, “He flew upon the wings of the wind.” Or, Psalm 104:3, “Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind.” And of course, Acts 2:2 which describes the Spirit of God as sounding like a mighty, rushing wind.
This is interesting. The Hebrew word for wind (Old Testament verses) is ruach (roo’-ach) which means wind as we know it and also refers to breath. The Greek word for wind (New Testament) is pnoe (pno-ay’) meaning wind as we know it and breath!
The wind was as the breath of God!
The breath of God blew over me this morning bringing me strength and rest.
The breath of God blew over me this morning bringing renewal to my weary bones.
Won’t you sing with me?
BREATHE ON ME
Breathe on me, Breath of God, Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love, And do what Thou wouldst do.
Breathe on me, Breath of God, Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will Thy will, To do and to endure.
Breathe on me, Breath of God, Till I am wholly Thine,
Till all this earthly part of me glows with Thy fire divine.
Breathe on me, Breath of God, So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life of Thine eternity.
Isn’t our Lord wonderful?
May you feel His breath on you this day.
Father, What would I do without You? Your love is amazing. Thank You so much for giving me strength this day. Thank You for the heavenly display of Your Glory. I love You, Lord.