The creaking of branches
The waving of trees
No one knows the cause
Could it be God
Could it be something more sinister
All I know is that I tremble
Ok, so we have been having a lot of wind lately. I find the sound of wind outside my apartment to be one of the most creepy sounds. Yet, it is the first appearance of God’s spirit in Genesis and that somehow gives me comfort. What does this ridiculous phrase have to do with the Good News of Christ?
God is in even those things that creep us out and make us scared. Christ has freed us to know that God is present with us and in these scary things. For me this helps me envision a greater wisdom of God, that God can find a way to be with us even when things around us can be bad. Bad things do happen. While I do not have an understanding that can pretend to understand why they happen, I do believe that God is present with us even in the bad of life. Jesus demonstrated this by living a life in relationship with God and even in a horrible death trusting that God would be with him.