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Monday, July 13, 2009

A to Z Mondays ~ The Letter Z

Zepher. A gentle breeze.

Ruach haKodesh is the Hebrew for the Holy Spirit and means Divine Spirit or Divine Inspiration. I may be stretching things a bit here, but I think it has been loosely translated to mean holy wind or gentle breeze. You can’t see Him, but He is there. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would come as His representative when He was no longer on earth. (John 14:26) The Holy Spirit is a gentleman…a gentle breeze…He doesn’t force anyone to come to salvation. He points us in the right direction. He whispers God’s truth in our ear. He is available 24/7 as our comforter, counselor and teacher. But He never forces Himself on anyone. As the third person of the Trinity, I believe the Holy Spirit is quite shy. (My spouse doesn’t quite agree with me on this---Patrick doesn’t think the Holy Spirit is shy. Oh well.) He doesn’t want recognition; He wants only to counsel and make God known to us. If you are reading this and don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus, you can ask the Holy Spirit to help you get to know Him. All you have to do is ask, and He will guide you!

So, I’m thinking that the Holy Spirit is very much a Zepher. What do you think?

If you haven't already, now blow on over to Jen's to check out the other A to Z folks on her side bar! love, Cassie

ps-I'm not a theologian, so please feel free to correct or challenge me on this!


Dawn said...

stretch away cassie... i surely think of the holy spirit as the breath of God. gentle breeze indeed!
a great z... and one i need in my life, although i ahve to say God & Jesus get much more personal one on one time :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love this Cassie! I think what you are saying are very true for me also.

Gosh, your Z word is so much cleaner/better than mine. Don't go to my blog today, kay?

Margaret said...

I love all the personal touched in the Z posts. This one is especially personal. Very nice interpretation of the word.

Grandma J said...

Great Z word! I love your interpretation too.

Rev. Paul said...

Cassie, I think you're right that the Holy Spirit is a gentleman. God doesn't force Himself on anyone.

Given an invitation, though, the Spirit becomes a mighty rushing wind (Acts Ch. 2, anyone?) and nothing can stand before Him!

I love when He does that... :D

Dorothy said...

I am thankful that God gave us His Holy Spirit! It's always there, sometimes a gentle breeze, sometimes a mighty rushing wind!

Jen said...

I have goosebumps now! and goosebumps when He whispered in my ear.
I do not challenge you; the Holy Spirit is alive and working.
Great post my friend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great "Z" word Cassie---and nice illustration. To me the Holy Spirit is that deep yearning inside of us --something that we can feel but cannot touch or see.

I can understand the Holy Spirit being thought of as a gentle breeze. But there are times when that spirit is powerful ---like a strong wind!!!! SO---I guess it just depends upon what is happening within us as it pertains to God and the Holy Spirit.

Great post.
P.S. Yes George and I collect t-shirts from everywhere we go. AND YES---we get them alike. We love it!!!!

Daisy said...

Aw...I liked this post, Cassie. Very reassuring and made me smile. :)

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

What a great post. A beautiful way to describe God's presence. I am not Christian, but I can stretch it on over to Islam as well as the very same word is used in Arabic to describe God's spirit soothing an aching spirit. Great Z!