I’ve shared with you before that I absolutely adore weather. I love the magnificence of lightening and thunder, the softness of an overcast day, bright sunshine sparkling across the water of a lake or river or ocean. I love it all. I love the results of weather growing fresh flowers with the warmth of Spring coming, providing longer days in summer, the vibrant colors of leaves it gives in Autumn, the coziness of long winter nights.
This week, where I live on the south coast of England, we have seen a mixture of pouring rain, overcast days, leaves of bronze and yellow scurrying across the grass, bright sunshine filling one day, and a frosty morning the next. On the day the leaves were blowing wildly across the lawns, I was noticing how they swirled in the air blowing in one direction, and then swirled and blew in slightly another. As soon as I stepped outside an icy blast of wind hit me in the face, biting my ears, making my eyes water. I pulled my hood up and bent my head against the wind and rain that was just starting to drop from the sky.
I can see the colors of the leaves and sky, the rain fall, the sun shine, but of course, I can’t see the wind. I only know it’s there when I feel it or when I see the evidence of it when the tree branches bend or fallen leaves blow across the ground.
I thought to myself, that’s like God’s love. You and I can’t see it, but we know it’s there by the evidence of it in someone’s life. Like bending branches give evidence of the wind, our behavior towards another gives evidence of God’s love. How amazing that Father chooses to use you and me to touch someone else with His love and how vastly important that we let Him use us in this way.
His own Word says:
“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:35
“Dear children, let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions.” I John 3:18
“This is real love, It is not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, surely we ought to love each other.” I John 4:10-11
As the wind touches the branches, may God’s love in us touch someone today.