Path of an Air Wave

Around the emerald lake in Alaska’s Portage Valley, glaciers cling to mountains like globs of sourdough. And when the permafrost beneath a vertical ice field shudders or melts, the timeworn dough unsticks…

The glacier slides, unbound, braiding ruts and jagged ridges in the mountain’s face. Gravel, roots, and silt fill every muddy wrinkle.

We marvel at the natural carnage left in the wake of an avalanche but may overlook the invisible phenomenon known as an “air wave” that precedes it.

An explosive blast of glacial wind swipes ahead of an avalanche. Compressed wind (attaining velocity to 200 mph) snaps trees like toothpicks ahead of a swell of moraine — seconds before the glacial slide buries all in its path.

Jesus said of the miracle of salvation:

The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit. (John 3:8 NLT)

Striving to satisfy the intellect before we accept Jesus as Savior is like standing in the path of the air wave — studying, reasoning, and debating… until it’s too late.

Is it logical to ignore the unseen Influencer who calls us to surrender our lives to God?

There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12 NLT)



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