CARRIED BY THE WIND
The wind wraps them in its wings and they will be ashamed because of their sacrifices. Hosea 4:19
This morning, my spirit has been so drawn to this verse. I have spent a lot of time just walking around my office, asking God what it is about this concept that is so important for me to know. I feel that the message is this ~ that we are captives of a wind we can not see and may not even be aware exists. It’s the wind created by our evil deeds. Sin creates movement, a current that sweeps us away before we know what is happening to us.
I can often think that a small sin is harmless, that no one is being hurt if I habitually engage in it. Nothing could be further from the truth. I can not see that I am being carried downstream, just as surely as if I was swimming with a current, unaware of the great speeds at which I am being carried. Where does the shame come in? When God finally shows me how far I have strayed from home, I am shocked, and then filled with shame over the gravity of my deeds. How could I have been so blind?
There is another wind available to me ~ the wind of the Spirit. When I obey the voice of my Father, live as Jesus did in receiving moment-by-moment directions, then my obedience is picked up and carried by a holy current. I may not perceive the speed of that either, but one day down the road, God opens my eyes and allows me to see how far I have traveled in the kingdom. I believe the bottom line is pretty profound. Each of us is on a trip. We are traveling at speeds that would surprise us. Which current is carrying us? I want the ride of a lifetime, one fueled by my righteous choices, and under the supervision of my Guide. May He take us to the heights today and have us soar on eagles’ wings.
I will close my eyes today and take the time to feel Your wind o