Friday, February 1, 2008

The Wind

The wind blows hard in south Texas. Yesterday gusts were clocked at 50 mph in our area. The gates on our fence blew open and the dogs escaped. We have two heeler dogs and they made their great escape. Chase ran out the front door to go call for them and as the wind caught the glass door, the window popped out. Thankfully, it didn’t fall all the way out and break!

Chase & I embarked on our white horse (aka Yukon) with my pony tail flapping around in the wind as we called out hoping the wind would carry our voices to the dogs ears. Once around the subdivision, nothing. Stephen called me and told me they were in the alley. They had quite a journey around the streets to the alley from the gate that blew open.

As I turned down the next street to turn on our street, low and behold, more dogs. This was the day of the great dog escape. Gates blew open all around the neighborhood. Made calls from the cell phone, called in some partners and we gathered the other loose dogs and got them home in their yards.

Besides letting the dogs loose, the wind seemed to stir up other things. Commotion with siblings. Convalescent leave for my husband's unexpected injury. Turbulent emotions blowing rampant in me.

The wind blows again today. Where are you Lord? Is He in the wind?

1 Kings 19:11-13 NIV

11 The LORD said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by."
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
Then a voice said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

Lord, I wait for You to pass me by after this storm. I long to hear Your gentle whisper!

Will there be peace here today? Where is the peace?

Mark 4:38-40 NIV

38Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"

39He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

40He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"

Lord, I ask You to quiet the winds in my life. I pray it be still. I want to have faith, Lord.

Jesus said to His disciples (and to me), “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:25-27)

Lord, I praise You for Your Word. I praise You for Your Son, Jesus. I’d be lost without HIM and hopeless. Holy Spirit come and teach me and remind me what I have learned. Lord, with You I have hope for Your peace. Your peace that You give, not as the world gives. Let not my heart be troubled. I will not be afraid. All things are in Your control. I long to hear Your whisper. In Jesus name, Amen.

10 gracious comments:

darla said...

Love your new look on the blog! nice template! We had the winds too mixd with ice..YUK, but my dog was trying to get loose too..the wind seems to bring out the call of the wild in her. Had to check on you Princess! I was thinking about you.

marina said...

Yes the wind has been really strong in south texas !! Can't wait for summer I am so tried of these cold Brrr.marina
you need to check out my freinds blog they have snow in the Isreal

Karen said...

Another good one Shonda! Thanks for sharing it!

marina said...

you have to be kidding Lysa wanting to marry my Donny Osmond??does Lind C know about these!!LOL marina

NYC said...


Bev Brandon said...

Shonda...the wind was whipping over here in Fort Worth as the FED EX guy made his way to my front unemployed door with an envelope from Houston..."Oh no, I'm being sued! on top of everything else" was my was five money orders of $1,000 each...I melted on to the kitchen floor to thank my beautiful God
L O V E D this post

PJ said...

Terrific post!! Those winds blow in amazing things!

Leah said...

Have you ever thought about the fact that one of the ways trees grow strong is because they must resist or stand strong against wind? Trees must develop strong roots in order to withstand strong winds. These winds will cause your life to grow stronger as you sink your roots deeper and deeper in Christ.


Anonymous said...

What a beautifully written post. The weather here has been craziness too! Our son is in Fort Polk, LA right now, and his wife has been experiencing what you spoke of here...I'll have her read this! Blessings to you sister! I love the new look!

jen said...

Oh girl... these winds have been crazy! I'm ready for "normal" weather again. Whatever THAT is! Good post, and very timely for me. Gonna save it for my quiet time tomorrow. :)