Spotting the Evidence

When you think of Kansas, chances are you think of farms and wheat fields, but now when you drive across the state, you’ll also catch sight of the occasional wind farm. I took this shot from our car as we drove to Colorado last month. And yes, it’s a small miracle that it’s not a blurry mess :)

As we approached these unusual crops of wind turbines, I guess I hoped to see some kind of fast and furious blade show, but nature didn’t treat us to such a display on our travel days going out and coming home. That’s probably something I should be thankful for now that I come to think of it. When the wind gets going in Kansas, it can turn into The Wizard of Oz all over again!

No, we saw no evidence of wind until we were nearly parallel with the turbines, and even then the blades barely moved. But move they did. We spectators just had to watch sharp to spot the wind’s workings on those particular days.

As Christians, I wonder how sharp the spectators around us have to watch to spot evidence of God’s Spirit moving in our lives. Do they have to get right up close to notice anything different about us? Or do fruits of the Spirit such as love, peace, gentleness, and self-control flow so freely from our lives that others are treated to an obvious display of His work whenever they look in our direction?

If there’s any kind of fast and furious show that others can observe in our lives, how about we make it a show of the Spirit? May they see evidence of Him — even at a distance!

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galations 5:22-23a

*My photo


  1. Great analogy! Wow.

  2. I love this post!:0) Great thoughts, Cheryl.

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