Nicodemus reminds us all that times we are confused or at least stumbling through or over our own preconceived notions about how God works in our world and who God is. We all, at times, get stuck on only seeing or understanding things one way and place our world and our view points into nice little boxes.
What Jesus is trying to explain or teach Nicodemus is that this new understanding happens not on our own, but it happens when the Spirit of God comes and blows through our preconceived notions, knocking our boxes that we place God in open and over.
Here is the visual that all El Pasoans can understand. Jesus says that “God’s spirit blows wherever it wishes. You hear its sound, but you don’t know where it is going.” Even if you can’t comprehend what I am saying, try to experience it, just like you do the wind.
Since injuring my elbow I have begun hiking numerous times a week. My dog, Ainsely, and I usually do a three hill trek that is about three miles lo…