Wind stirring up water

Refreshing Wind

Was there wind on the second day of Creation?

I’m no expert on wind, I promise. Just trying to read articles on wind and its workings put me to sleep.

But after taking a short snooze and plowing ahead through a bunch of explanations, I think I’ve got the basic gist of the matter. Remember, high school science class was a long time ago for me!

After all that, yes, I think there was wind on the day God separated the water above from the water below.

Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. God called the space “sky.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.

Genesis 1:6-8 NLT

My assumption is based on the hypothesis that the light from Day one provided heat. If not, my theory goes out the window!

The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.

Genesis 1:2-5

The light of the day would begin warming the air and water, while the darkness of night would cool them down again.

And that’s where the breeze would start blowing. At the simplest level, warm air rises while cooler air rushes in to take its place, and voila! Wind!

That breeze of cooler air is quite refreshing in the heat of summer. If you’re in the dying throes of winter like we are here right now, I invite you to remember how a gentle summer breeze feels on a hot, sunny day.

It’s a difference you can feel!

Wind of the Spirit

Just as wind changes up the air around us, the Spirit of God changes up the life inside us.

Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.

Ephesians 4:21-23

Out with the old to make space for the new. What is still lying around from your old life that needs to be replaced with the newness Christ offers?

The difference between the stale, stinky old and the refreshing new is monumental and can’t be ignored.

Let’s choose today to open our hearts to the refreshing wind of the Spirit, to be changed from the inside out, and to carry new life with us wherever we go.

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