The Wildest Member of the Trinity

29 06 2011

Well, if you think I am going heretical, comparing  and contrasting members of the Tri-unity, I beg to differ. I only quote Jesus himself (who, may I remind us, said that everything He said He got from the Father). So there seems to be consensus.


Okay, so here comes the tip-off:

“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit” (John 3:8) — Jesus

We cannot predict what the Spirit of God is going to do next.

He is wild. Untamed.
Yet Holy. Tender
Comforting. But expect anything
Incredibly intelligent. Simple

Because Jesus said:

“I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever–the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive….”(Jn. 14:16)

The Spirit of God is not the “It” of the Trinity. He is a “He,” a Person. And He dwells in us who trust in Christ, and displays God through us,

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all” (Jn. 12:7)

Today, whatever is before us, is a day that the Wild One is here. John baptized with water. Jesus ascended to heaven having promised to baptize us with the Holy Spirit. In the Holy Spirit.

We are to be full of, immersed in, controlled by this Spirit whom Jesus sent. He brought wind on a calm day in Jerusalem. He put tongues of fire on heads in the upper room. He touched Galileans such that pilgrims heard the good news in the languages of foreign lands.

I’m telling you, that One is wild.

There, where you are, He is. Ready. What’s coming down? What’s going to blow?

Wait for the breeze. Expect it.