The wind blows in a variety of directions. Saturday, it blew mostly from the south/southwest. And it blew pretty good. During the night, it shifted from the northwest and it blew pretty good again.
Fact is, the wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear it whipping through the trees and rattling the boat in the boathouse. But you can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going. We can certainly see it in the waves it produces on the lake. Even though we can’t see it, we know it’s there. But we know its power and what it produces.
The Bible teaches us that the Spirit is the same way. Like the wind, we can’t see It. But we can sure see what It produces. Everyone who is truly born of the Spirit is known by what they produce. The fact is both are hard to totally explain, but their existence is obvious.
“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
— John 3:8