Windblown!

img_3083On a shivering foray into the back yard to accomplish some tasks this morning, I ran across this amazing seed blowing around. I stopped to pick it up and have a closer look, and was struck by just how susceptible it was to the whims of the cold breeze. It kept trying to escape my hand.
Typically we would associate being bandied about ‘by the winds’ of circumstances and people as undesirable. But what if the winds that move us are from a better source? Just like God uses the wind to blow that seed around to a place it will grow, I can be moved by His power, often in an unanticipated direction. Take a look at how He used the wind to accomplish His purposes in these passages.

And after the flood, Genesis 8:1 says, “But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.”
Numbers 11:31 speaks to the hungry Israelites, “Then a wind from the Lord sprang up, and it brought quail from the sea and let them fall beside the camp…”

He fed the people. He cleared away the flood. Wonder where you and I will get blown today that will impact someone for God’s purposes? Feeling a little bit better about not having everything in your life under your control? With this picture, I am happy to be like this little windblown seed!

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