The Winds of Life

July 19, 2016

John 3:5-8

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6Flesh gives birth to flesh, 

but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8The 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.”

The Winds of Life

Through the wind gates of lifetime we flow,

With twist and turns as we go.

The thermos of blessing sometimes gust,

And then hot winds of trials blow their dust.

Life is a mystery each day we walk,

It is always the topic of our talk.

Yet it is not always what is seen that is real.

Life is not just about our senses or how we feel.

The mystery of life is a spiritual force,

That good or bad can direct our course.

Even if we don’t believe in what we don’t see,

It still effects the course of our eternity.

Some fail to realize that the spirit lives on,

It will remain when this body is gone.

This brief breath, we call life, was our test,

How we lived, what we believe determines the rest.

Are we so blind that we can’t see,

Life is not just the natural or just about me?

It is in finding the earth as a place to plant our seed,

Where in dying to self, we might truly become free.

It is not what we gain in this world that will last,

It is in gaining Christ that all earthly is surpassed.

No matter what the winds of this life brings,

In Christ we have the power to endure all things.

When the winds of time sweeps us from this earth.

May we have found the life and joy of a second birth.

In Christ we know that life has not ended, but only began,

Because we live not out of the earthly, but the spiritual man.

Kent Stuck

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