"Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling
The wind is passing through."
So sang a poet. The wind has symbolized many things to many peoples throughout the ages. It is apt to be either worshiped or feared. In Christian Science it is satisfying to be able to interpret wind aright by replacing the material sense of it with the spiritual meaning. Mary Baker Eddy gives this distinction in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," where she writes (p. 597): "Wind. That which indicates the might of omnipotence and the movements of God's spiritual government, encompassing all things. Destruction; anger; mortal passions."
The omnipotence and the omniaction of God are invisible power and presence cognized not by physical sense but through spiritual discernment. Invisible power is Immanuel, the ever-presence, the reality of Spirit; and when welcomed and rightly appealed to, it transfigures human thought and situations. The ever-available power of the law of Spirit is made evident and of practical help in sickness, as well as in human emergencies, when its possibilities are definitely realized and its presence is affirmed. Then this power begins to manifest itself through its own immortal modes and means.