In our eagerness to bale hay, we suffered a broken baler. My daughter hopped in the farm truck and drove out of the field back to the farm to fetch her dad. He is the mechanic we depend on to keep the machinery working. The sun’s heat bore down in the midday. I turned the tractor off and had some alone time out there in the field. I did not want to have a “do nothing” time, so I resorted to reviewing my memory verses from the Holy Bible. I recited several verses in tip-top shape, but sadly some were rusty.
Out of nowhere I heard a rustling sound. It sounded like a brisk wind coming through the drying leaves in the fall. My gaze followed the sound. A whirlwind touched down on our neatly raked hay and lifted some of it up 20-30 feet up in the air. Finally the swirling hay started dropping down back to the earth. Our neatly cleared hayfield had hay strewn over a large area.
“I saw that and I know you are here,” I told the Lord. What a treat to see the Lord demonstrate His power in my everyday life.
Visibly experiencing the Lord’s power and presence is special. But we don’t have to see it to believe it. In the Holy Bible, the apostle Paul says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” Romans 1:16 (NKJV). The power of God is not only a visible thing or action, it is the gospel of Christ. Believing that He has suffered death to pay for our sins and has risen showing His power over death to enables us to live eternally. This power never loses its power. That is real power. God uses the visible to show His power and He uses the invisible to demonstrate His power. You my not get to see a whirlwind, but you can read about the gospel and place your trust in the eternal gospel of Christ. You will see Him in the gospel and know that God is here.