Divine Encounter at the Gas Station

The wind of the Spirit blows where it will.

Divine Encounter at the Gas Station

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It was a few days after Easter. Just another day. Tank running on empty. Time to pump some gas.

The week before, at a Bible study, I learned that the Greek and Hebrew words for spirit (pneuma and ruah) also mean wind. That morning, my Scripture reading was from John 3. I contemplated the words of Jesus as he answered Nicodemus’ question about how a man could be born again:

“The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)

I’m cleaning my bug-stained windshield, when a man in the next lane calls out, “Mine next!” I yell back, jokingly, “You can’t afford me!”

He laughed as I finished cleaning my windows. Then I heard a small voice inside me saying, “Go clean his windows.”

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