Against the Wind

Kites rise highest against the wind—not with it! (Winston Churchill, British WW II prime minister)

A lot of us have not had much success flying kites. To the contrary, often without much effort some kids have kites of all sizes and shapes soaring high into the sky. The rest of us get knots in the string, see the thin paper tear or the wood frames break—and it’s discouraging. In reality, of course, there is some skill in flying a kite, but the biggest reason for success is a strong wind.

Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. (Ecclesiastes 11:5)