In a week’s time, we can witness the changing strength and force of the wind. From the calm, gentle breezes that feel good on our faces to the ferocity of a hurricane, wind is evident and its effects are obvious. However the actual wind remains elusive to the naked eye.
So it is with the workings of the Holy Spirit. From the gentle whisper of the effects of baptism upon our souls to the overpowering comfort discovered in our groaning of despair and loneliness, we learn to become aware of His touch upon our hearts and minds by His Word.
While being born of the Spirit through baptism is invisible, it is very real and the daily opening of our spirits through His Word to Christ’s love, grace, and mercy becomes apparent in His time and through His grace. It is never seen. It may not even be felt. Yet the beauty of God is that it is real, and when others witness His presence in our lives, it can create within them a yearning and desire for the same Spirit of hope and peace to touch their lives as well.
Dear Holy Spirit, thank You for giving and revealing Christ to me through my baptism, through Your Word, and in Your daily peace. Amen.