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The March of the Blowhard

 

I thought I had bought a prematurely-designed self-driving car. Looking at the flagpole, however, I could see that it wasn’t my imagination that my car seemed to be changing lanes all by itself.

 

March winds are fierce. For one, they are gusty. They don’t just give you a bad hair day. They are insistent like a child whose tug at your leg is not going away. They are anything but hot air and yet they remind us of politicians who blow us into the doldrums.

 

For another, March winds are freezing. The moist March air adds punch to its speed. Brrrr. I thought “just chillin’” was reserved for January and February.

 

Lastly, it’s depressing. Just when you thought Winter was losing its grip, you find that you are losing yours.

 

“For crying out loud, will this never end?” you scream in your car as you quickly close your door and turn on your butt-warmer seat to “High” so that you can get blown all over the road again.

 

There’s a whole other outlook that I am sometimes hard-pressed to appreciate. Wind sometimes seems to carry a message and it could be translated that Winter has just one last attack; a gasp, if you will. March winds are analogous to the old blowhard himself, Satan-The-Liar. He wants us to believe that he’s never going away.

 

Judging from the temperature of his origins, he’s all hot air. 

 

PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Bitter circumstances and bitter winds can deceive us if we don’t realize that Satan has to yell louder when he thinks no one is listening. Let him get a soar throat.

 

When [Satan] lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies…Resist the devil, and he will flee from you…Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith…And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

 

John 8:44 NIV (Editor’s brackets), James 4:7 NIV, 1 Peter 5:8 NIV, Revelation 20:10 NIV

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