General Electric is not likely to reimburse me for endorsing their name . . . but they probably should. 😉 Ever since GE’s 2006 release of this TV ad promoting wind energy, I’ve been captivated. Imagine capturing that much wind in a single wide-mouth glass jar! After securing the lid, the young lad traveled purposefully by foot, rail, and motorcycle sidecar all the way back to his great-grandfather’s birthday party—arriving in the nick of time—precious wind still tightly sealed inside his prize jar. Anywhere along his journey, the boy could have met with peril resulting in a loosened lid or shattered jar. The “surprise” gift would have been forever ruined!
Now backtrack over two thousand years and envision the love, care, and meticulous planning of every detail for the birth of baby Jesus. He was protected and guarded by His heavenly Father as Mary and Joseph searched for a safe place for Mary to give birth to the King of kings and Lord of lords. Herod was out to annihilate Him . . . never happened!
Someone once exclaimed, “None of us are getting out of here alive.” That being said, I can surely trust my heavenly Father today with my life. After all, He arranged for my birth, loves me, has always taken care of me . . . and even now, He has everything under control. Helps take away the worry and fretting. This world is not my home . . . I’m just passing through!
12 Replies to “Catch the Wind!”
We are very glad you passed through our lives. Love and prayers from Genevieve and Dolfi
Genevieve and Dolfi, when I think who I would have missed had our paths not met! You both are special treasures whom I dearly love❣️
We’re all much more aware these days of God’s goodness.
So true, Bonnie. And oh so thankful for His daily expressions of His incomparable kindness!
I remember that commercial! Pretty funny!
Hope you are feeling better after your last hospital visit and that medications are working.
Algis (for Sommer and Winnie)
Algis, Sommer and wee Winnie . . . Thank you for your well wishes. We are hopeful for a favorable outcome.
Love that little chorus! “…My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue. The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door, and I can’t feel at home in this world any more!”
Such a lovely song you have playing on this page!
Marjy, we get so attached to people and things, it seems incomprehensible that we’ll have to release our grip. We arrived here with nothing . . . we’ll be leaving with the same “no luggage beyond this point” policy.
“One day when heaven was filled with His praises
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin
Dwellt among men my example is He
The Word became flesh
And the light shined among
His glory revealed
Living He loved me dying He saved me
Buried He carried my sins far away
Rising He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
O glorious day.”
Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) by Casting Crowns
It’s the gospel in a song.
He loves you so!
Yes it is, Katie! And you just added a bright light to my day. Thank you, dear Sister❣️
Thanks, Leslie, for reminding us of God’s sovereign plan as it unfolded for the Lord Jesus, and will unfold for us all in his time…
Chris, I really appreciate your use of the word sovereign. Lexico.com defines sovereign: “Possessing supreme or ultimate power.” Per Cambridge online dictionary, sovereign is “having the highest power or being completely independent.” We can easily become so saturated with the world’s political scene, we may quickly lose sight of the all-powerful God who put everything in motion. He is sovereign. He answers to no one. What He says, goes.