Wind-chimes in the dark of night are a reminder that there’s so much more to life than what meets the eye. I can’t see the chimes in the same way that I can’t see the wind. But the chimes ring clearly when a gentle breeze blows. The wind-driven song is heard in the same way that a whispering wind is felt. I can’t prove the existence of the wind with sight, but just the nature of the movement of the chimes and the music they make bear witness to the fact that the wind is there.
So here’s the thing. I want to be like the wind-chimes. I want my life and the life that I live to be God-inspired in the same way that the wind drives the serenade of the chimes. I pray that the unseen God would be felt and heard by others in my life in the way that the wind song is felt and heard.
I love how God’s presence transcends my conceptual abilities. I cannot dictate how the wind will show up any more than I can predict how God will move in a certain situation. He moves as He will in the same way that the wind moves as it will. Sometimes the wind rushes in with a fury, and the chimes dance and play loudly. Sometimes the wind comes as a gentle breeze and the chimes sound like a tender lullaby. Sometimes the chimes remain silent as the air is still. The chimes are merely an indicator of the movement of the wind.
May my life, my song, be an undeniable indicator of God’s undeniable presence in this world, and make His presence known to a world that needs to hear and feel who He Is. I pray that I would not resist like a staunch, set-in-her-ways wall that blocks and restricts, but be flexible, available, and free to move as the wind blows. Wind-chimes were created to respond to the wind, not resist it. May I respond to God’s Word and will in my life with freedom to play the music I was created to play.
“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
(This was originally posted in Spring of 2013, but decided to repost to go along with Sunday Stills Night Shots challenge. I always loved how shot of the wind chimes just outside of our front door!