Alone on the vast sea
Be Attentive to Things Unseen The wind is a perfect metaphor for the Holy Spirit. Unseen, yet enormously powerful, we recognize its presence by the effect is has on the things around us. The sails of a ship respond to its invisible call. But the wind cannot steer the ship on its own. The will of a captain is required to make use of this power to achieve the desired goal. I spent hours making the smallest of adjustments to the sails and the wind vane self-steering gear on my boat, trying to harness the wind to its best advantage. So it is in our spiritual lives. The power of the Holy Spirit is ever available to transform our lives, but we must choose to use and steer that power to answer God’s call.