I’ve always loved this saying:
If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.
Of course, the opposite, then, is a given: If March comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion. I like windy days. They often remind me that I’m in the very presence of the breath of God.
Lots of times, on breezy days, I’d remind the kids of Isaiah 55:12—
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Noisy, rustling leaves and swaying, dancing branches make me think the trees are dancing with joy at the breath of the Lord, clapping their hands at his goodness. After all, Jesus said in Luke 19:40 that if his disciples “kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers.” Surely if the rocks can cry out if humans don’t generate enough praise of the Lord, then the trees can clap and praise just the same!
March can be a notoriously breezy month. Why not study some verses about God’s windy treasuries this month and share them with the family as a reminder of God’s might and power and creativity.
Here’s a few to help you get started:
- He spoke, and the winds rose, stirring up the waves (Psalm 107:25).
- He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries (Psalm 135:7).
- He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly. He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes. He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast? He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes and the waters flow (Psalm 147:15-18).
- Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know! (Proverbs 30:4)
- He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth – the Lord God Almighty is his name (Amos 4:13).
- The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit (John 3:8).
- But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind (James 1:6).
Enjoy the breezy, perhaps blustery, days of March with the family. Try memorizing some of the verses above to remind you that those wind currents come straight from God’s treasuries! What an amazing thought. It’s like being kissed by God!
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