Scripture: John 3:1-17
Message: Do you like to fly kites? It is so much fun to see a kite climb into the sky and feel the kite tugging on the string in your hand. Kites come in all shapes and colors. Some are diamond-shaped, others box-shaped. Some are even shaped like birds or dragons.
What causes a kite to fly? It must have the right shape to be able to lift into the air and it must have wind. But what exactly is wind? Can you see wind? No, well then how do you know the wind is blowing? Where does it come from and where does it go? You can see it moving the leaves on trees. You can feel it on your face. Sometimes you can even hear it.
Jesus describes the Spirit of God as being like the wind. He says, “The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don’t know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit” (3:8).
That's a good description of the Holy Spirit! We can’t see The Spirit, but sometimes we can feel it and sometimes we can hear it. We know the difference between right and wrong because the Holy Spirit has given us that information and we feel it as the truth.
Just as a kite must have wind to be able to fly, we need the Spirit of God to teach and guide us in living a good life. If we listen, we can hear and we can feel The Spirit of God, just like the wind.