Celebrating the Spirit

Daily reading: Acts 2:1-4
Wednesday June 7, 2017

When Pentecost Day arrived, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them to speak.

The day of Pentecost is a day of celebration that the Spirit claims each and every one of us.  The gift of languages allows us to know that, through the Spirit, nothing can separate us from being in community, or from hearing a wide welcome.

The Spirit creates space for a variety of voices and perspectives to be spoken and heard.

Reflect on moments when someone was able to speak in a way that you were able to feel the presence of God’s Spirit.  Take time to pray for ways for God to use your voice to reach others so they can hear the gospel in your words of kindness, compassion, love, forgiveness or mercy.  Who might be in need of hearing the good news of the gospel?


Prayer:  Gentle Spirit, nudge me and comfort the places of me that are broken and hurting.  Gusty Spirit, enliven me, infuse me and awaken me so that  my self centered ways of following ego and pride are knocked over and transformed by the truths of God’s unconditional love and grace.  Amen.

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