“The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit” (John 3:8).

This vivid analogy of the blowing wind and new birth protects the vastness of the Spirit’s working from the likes of me and you, who would seek to impose the limitations of our experience and preferences upon his incomparable ways. Not only are our biases not a prescriptive necessity for everyone else, they can also blind us to the new and refreshing ways that God is working in the next generation. We either celebrate God’s inscrutable ways, or we miss them altogether.

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