Wind, Light, Hares & Deer

I locked up the chapel after the second night of our Passion for Life event. It was about 10.40pm, but, being this time of year, it was not fully dark. I was cycling home and was going down Newby Hill into Howgill. I was doing 32mph, but was horrified to see an older leveret run out, just a few feet from my bike. I cried aloud, fearing he would get beneath my tyres, hurting both him and me. He eventually ran beneath a gate and that was that. Two miles later, I turned a corner and nearly ran into a yearling deer. His horns had begun to grow, but he was still young and tad clumsy when leaping over the fence. Again, he was perhaps ten feet from me before he took his leave.

I like cycling in the darkness, for the roads feel safer. Yet last night, I surprised two creatures known for their caution and ability to evade unwanted human attention. Why, pray tell, were they both caught out? Well I was cycling into the wind, so my smell and sound did not reach their ears. Furthermore, my front light likely startled them. Wind and light- that is why my two furry friends were nearly hit by my bicycle. In scripture, the Holy Spirit is associated with light (Daniel 5:14) and wind (John 3:8). He guides us into all truth, away from spiritual danger, falsehood and darkness. His Word, the Bible, directs us into the path of life, away from hazards and collisions of the broad way, the life ignorant of God. Hear Him!

And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. John 16:8-11