The Weather Vane

The weather vane out dates the birth of Jesus according to history, and has been used by many cultures over that time. It’s hard to drive down any back road around here in Middle Tennessee and not see one of these common items on most barns, houses, and even churches. In the 9th century it was declared by Pope Nicholas I that churches must have the rooster on their steeple or dome as a reminder of the prophecy of Christ that Peter would betray him ‘thrice before the cock crows twice.’

Vikings, archers, farmers, scientist, navies, and pilots have all used them for one simple purpose. To tell wind direction.

Just as the weather vane shows us the direction of the wind, Jesus shows us the direction we should be headed. It can be hard to find our way sometimes in a world with everyone telling us where we need to go, where we need to be, following everyone else around.

But the Bible tells us that He ‘leads us in the paths of righteousness,’ and that ‘the heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.’ All we have to do is listen for his voice.

Ask Jesus to remove all that other clutter from your mind. Listen to what He is saying to you. Follow his direction.

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” ….. ~ Isaiah 30:21


Psalm 23:3        Proverbs 6:9

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