Not all wind, however, is destructive. Kites can’t get off the ground without it, sailors rely on it, and energy is produced by it. A light breeze (little wind) can be refreshing.
But wind is a bit mysterious, isn’t it? We can’t see it, nor know where it begins or where it ends, and some of us don’t even know how it is generated. True we have been told it is caused by a difference in pressure, and this movement of air from a high to a low pressure creates wind, but that seems a tad bit simplistic.
Because of the wind’s invisible and enigmatic nature and power, it is often used as an analogy to help explain the nature of God. People will ask, “How can you believe in something you can’t see? How do you know God really exists?” And one part of that answer is, “You can’t see the wind, but you can see the effects of the wind.” You can see the trees move, the white caps in the water, hear the power through the trees, feel its pressure against your body. No, you can’t see the wind, but you can see, and hear, and feel what it does.
Likewise, though we can’t see God, we can see, hear, and feel Him: in the beauty and power of creation, in His spirit speaking to our very soul, and in His calming presence in our situations or circumstances. God’s invisible nature is not truly invisible because we can see, hear, and feel the tangible results of His involvement in our lives.