The quote that Pastor Freed used today in his blog, Jack’s Winning Words, is from poet Christina Rossetti.
“Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.
Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.”
I was inspired to wax poetic, too –
Who has seen God? Neither I nor you:
But when things happen in our lives,
It was God passing through.
Who has seen God? Neither you nor I:
But when we bow of heads in prayer,
We know God is nearby.
Who has seen God? Maybe none can say:
But those who believe without seeing,
Will walk with God today.
Even though we cannot “see” the wind, we can see the results of it being there. We cannot see God either, but those who believe in God will see the results of Him being there.
While one cannot see the wind, we can feel it on our faces and know that it is there. We cannot see God, but we can feel Him in our hearts and know that He is there.
When the wind blows, we hear a rustling in the trees. When God speaks to us, we hear a whisper in the back of our minds. That brings to mind another quote that I’ve used here before that reminds us to make time for prayer –
“Make time for the quiet moments, as God whispers and the world is loud.” (Greg Olson)
Will you hear the whispers of God? Make time in your life for those quite moments of prayer when you can hear the voice of God. Maybe that rustling sound you hear in the trees as the wind passes through is the whisper of God trying to talk to you.
Shhhhhh….God is talking to you. See the wind and hear God