Let's be reasonable with one another, shall we?

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Chasing Wind

Did you ever try to catch the wind?

It is there. You can tell it is there, because you see it's result: the leaves on the tree move; the trash in the inner city tumbles down the sidewalk; your hair gets mussed up. But you can't catch it.

Sometimes in life the things that attract us are like the wind. They seem so powerful, so exciting. We want to hold them in our hand and experience them and understand them... but they are like wind - we can't have them; we can't hold them; we can't harness them.

If we want to something solid to hold onto, we need to look for things other than wind: how about the affection of a son or daughter? What about a good friend who is always there for you? God, who never changes, is a great refuge from the frustration of chasing wind.

Chasing wind is something that I think we, as people, are naturally prone to do... but it is really unsatisfying... and quite exhausting.

(Something I wrote mainly for those not-so-heavenly minded... like myself sometimes)

8 Comments:

  • Good words, Rose. Wise words.

    By Blogger Another Voice, at 7/31/2008 12:59 PM  

  • Good thoughts.

    By Blogger Celestial Fundie, at 7/31/2008 1:00 PM  

  • "Chasing wind is something that I think we, as people, are naturally prone to do... but it is really unsatisfying... and quite exhausting."

    So true!

    Many people chase the wind because they are not satisfied with the Jesus of Scripture.

    It reminds me of those who confuse FAITH with IMAGINATION.

    By Blogger Joe, at 7/31/2008 3:07 PM  

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    By Blogger Kansas Bob, at 7/31/2008 4:24 PM  

  • ..speaks to the Don Quixote in me

    By Blogger Kansas Bob, at 7/31/2008 4:24 PM  

  • Excellent Rose. Thanks for the reminder. I certainly needed it. (Don't worry, my toes will grow back!)

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at 8/01/2008 9:51 AM  

  • Hi Rose

    I like the wind at my back working for me,
    but then I have to turn around and go the other way.. .vanity . . .vanity . . .all is vanity

    Maybe I'll start just going the way the wind is going. Hey that's a good idea, and then when there's no wind I won't go anywhere!


    I would much rather be on the Rock, then chasing wind!


    To the last post, just a reminder!

    New Revelation: But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be(Matt 24:37-39; emphasis added).
    Here we learn something never disclosed in Old Testament prophecy. It is this: that "the coming of the Son of Man" will be as totally unexpected as the flood that came suddenly in Noah's day. In fact, until the arrival of the flood, normal human activity went on as it always had. That is to say, human beings ate and drank, married and gave in marriage. Mankind had no clue ("they new not") that they were about to be swept away in a worldwide disaster. The same thing, Jesus says (twice!), will be true of "the coming of the Son of Man."
    Obviously, if the Father alone knows the time of this event, no angel or human being can possibly give mankind a warning that it is about to happen. The surprise is totally guaranteed!
    (Zane Hodges "Jesus God's Prophet" His Teaching About The Coming Surprise.page 19)

    al. . .vin. . .come up here!

    By Blogger alvin, at 8/03/2008 4:58 AM  

  • Thank you all for adding your voices!

    Joe,
    long time no see! Glad to see you, brother.

    David,
    it is my toes, my toes.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 8/05/2008 8:31 AM  

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