The Wind & God’s Plan
The NT gospels share with us about the ruling religious leaders who walked about Jerusalem telling others what to do but never doing it themselves. Yet there was one, a member of the ruling council and “the” teacher in Israel who came in humility wondering and walked away with more questions than answers. His answer was found at the foot of the cross. We all come “at night” for we are all in spiritual darkness and it is only when the Holy Spirit pricks our hearts that we move from being onlookers to seekers that we find the answers to our questions. We, like Nicodemus, must take that first step.
So what did Jesus and Nicodemus talk about in that late night discussion? They talked about the wind and the new birth and in that discussion Jesus shared God’s plan for mankind. God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that men may not perish but have eternal life. For Nicodemus, it was a life-changing experience for, in the end, we find him helping bury the body of “his” Master after the crucifixion. Just as Nicodemus moved from spiritual darkness to light, it can be for you as well.
He had the scriptures and the visual evidence about him in creation, yet needed that personal encounter with the Master Rabbi. That is where we all must begin.
Are you where Nicodemus was? Come and see, come and taste and receive eternal life.