“The wind of The Spirit varies in intensity,
can be a gale of consequence,
can be a puff upon a cheek.
The wind of The Spirit can bring the source of ignition,
can kindle a conflagration to sweep across a landscape.
The wind of The Spirit can bring man to his knees,
can bring man prostrate on the earth,
can bring man to repentance ready for the ministry of God.
The wind of The Spirit can stir the spirit from passivity,
can stir a windstorm of activity in the life of man.
The wind of The Spirit can stir the placid waters of the soul.
The stirring of the waters of the soul brings sin up to the surface
ready for the skimming of the soul,
ready for the removal of the scum,
the removal of the froth,
the removal of the monsters which may be lurking in the depths.
The stirring of the waters of the soul may be due to an inspection,
may be due to counsel,
may be due in preparation for a change of water,
for a change in depth,
for the pulling of the drain plug of confession that lays all bare to
The stirring of the waters of the soul serves the need for constant care:
of cleanliness of the waters in which the spirit swims,
of the waters -
the waters of life -
for which the character of man oversees his charge of tending to the welfare of his soul:
the nourishment of his soul,
the growth of his soul,
which does not dwell in a twisting mess of tendrils -
in a stagnant swamp of darkness.
The wind of The Spirit does not dispel a stench,
may address the cause upon a fervent call.
The wind of The Spirit is never a draft emanating from an opening,
is never summoned to a time-table,
is never at the whim of man.
The wind of The Spirit comes and goes at The Will of God,
in confirmation of His intent to make His presence known,
to accomplish the growth and care of man who is never left alone.”