Awake, O north wind & come south wind; blow on our garden,
that the spices in them may flow out.
Song of Solomon 4:16
“There are those spans of time in our walk with the Lord that ‘winter weather’ descends on our soul.”
What is needed is a “gentle thaw,” the warming influence of God’s Spirit.
We hear Him tell us to draw near to Him & He will draw near to us.
He does not want us shackled by our struggles,
so He sends southern warm breezes of compassion
that lead to greening meadows
where we can again enjoy the sunshine in our souls.
Blessed quietness, holy quietness;
What assurance to the soul!
On the stormy sea, He speaks peace to me;
How the billows cease to roll!
Manie Payne Ferguson