May 31, 2009
Edwards (Knox) United Church
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The Rev. Dr. George Hermanson
My mother, having grown up on the Prairies, hated the sound of the wind. If you have read, Who Has Seen The Wind, you will identify with that experience. For my mother the wind brought dust storms and the stronger the wind the worst the experience.
Our relationship with the wind is always full of ambiguity. We know the fresh breeze that removes the pollutants from the air. The gentle breeze that moves the sail boat. Then there is the destructive force that destroys a city. Yet the wind is a strong metaphor for the activity of God, blowing a new reality into being.