Friday, May 21, 2010
How do you celebrate Pentecost?
The first three receive quite a bit of attention, but the last one receives scant attention outside the church, and not much more inside the church. Pentecost celebrates the arrival of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2. This was the Comforter that Jesus had promised to the disciples. It was the fulfillment of the Emmanuel - God with us - idea. Jesus was the incarnation of God and walked with us on the earth. But he was limited by time and space and the human body. The Holy Spirit is not limited by time, space and the human body. The Spirit can be with all of us at the same time,and he can, and will, indwell in our soul and shape our character into the Christlikeness that we are called to.
This Sunday, take some time to celebrate Pentecost. If your church doesn't celebrate Pentecost, encourage your pastor to do so. The Spirit of the Living God dwelling with us gives us the power of God in our lives. It is the greatest gift of God this side of heaven. The Spirit is there to guide us, comfort us, encourage us, enlighten us and so much more.
Celebrate Pentecost and thank God for his Spirit who lives with us. It is the greatest gift we can receive until we see Jesus face to face.