Gusty winds blow strongly, spreading dandelion seeds, casting out dead branches, causing power outages.
Where do they come from?
What brings these wild gusts? Why are they so strong today?
Just when they seem to calm down, they blow strong again.
Objects that aren’t grounded are blown away. Trees with strong root systems bend with the wind but don’t break.
Meteorologists give us explanations, but we still wonder.
The gusty wind makes me think of life. There are times when we feel almost blown over in our lives. We may feel blown about like a dandelion seed. We feel overwhelmed when many things are demanded of us at the same time. We may feel like all our energy is gone. The challenge is getting connected to our Divine Energy. Perhaps it’s time to reflect on what are the dead branches in our lives. What are the branches that aren’t life-giving? How are we rooted and grounded in God?
That’s when my prayer is the beginning of psalm 130: “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my prayer, let my cry come unto you.”
The situation doesn’t generally change but usually a glimmer of hope comes.
Holy Creator of Wind, thank you for your presence. Blow your wisdom in our overwhelming situations. Assist us to stay grounded and know we’re surrounded by your presence. Give us your energy to deal with each situation in an appropriate matter. Help us let go of what isn’t life-giving in our lives, knowing that you will guide us to new energy. Amen.