Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

Winds of Change

June 8

"The wind bloweth where it listeth ... so is every one that is born of the SPIRIT."  John 3:8

"These ... pool vast amounts of human intellect into mental lagoons"  





If it weren't so eternally significant, the attempts of the finite to explain the infinite would be comical.  It is however pitiful, it not tragic, to watch and listen as men seek to rope GOD, pull HIM to their level, and make HIM out as the prime exhibition in their snake oil shows.  "He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.  As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of GOD WHO maketh all."  These wind watchers who spend their lives studying solar storms, and lost galaxies, pool vast amounts of human intellect into mental lagoons; and throw the sum of it all down black holes.  All of this adds up to wasted years of the best and the brightest grasping the wind with one hand, while working to unscrew the inscrutable with the other.  What vanity!  What arrogance! ... the vain attempts to reconcile the living CREATOR with HIS dead creation outside the bloody bridge of the cross of CHRIST.

"For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of GOD knoweth no man, but the SPIRIT of GOD."  Winds of change are a common theme with GOD in the Scripture, equaled only by their mysterious ways: "... thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth:"  The winds of conversion are undoubtedly the most blessed of all of GOD'S trades, riding often on the currents of preaching: "Then said he unto me, prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, thus saith the LORD GOD; come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live." And sometimes on prayer: "... suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting."

A distinction is in order here between a breeze and a wind.   The former will come and go, often with no awareness or evidence of its presence.  Let the wind come though, with its sudden burst, and the path of its passing reaps a change on the landscape.  Likewise, all who have been blown away in an encounter with the MASTER of the wind, have landed in new life; and now bear in their wind blown condition a mindscape utterly distinguishable from before. 

"Therefore if any man be in CHRIST, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

For Love of Country
James Madison (1751-1836)
(Chief Architect of the Constitution)
"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it.  We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of GOD."

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