Imagine in these Times
Imagine…in These Times…
The last Sunday in May sees Whit Sunday; the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth day of the church. Like Christmas and Easter, it is the third important festival in the Christian year. We know at Christmas that Jesus was born; at Easter, he was crucified and then by the power of God, he was raised to life. Pentecost is the coming of the third element of the trinity; the Holy Spirit being freely poured out to all those who believed in God and Jesus as the Saviour of the world and God’s Son. On this day, we need to celebrate the outpouring of the spirit into our world and our lives.
I found this meditation to use on May 31st. Read it and imagine ………in these times……
“Imagine … in these times … When the day of Pentecost came those who attended worship that day had all come to church and shut the outer doors.
Suddenly there was an almighty racket and a draft blew its way through the building where the worshippers were sitting in their pews. And what seemed like individual flames came to rest on each of the assembled people filling them with the Holy Spirit.
Speaking in tongues was the least of their worries, for the Spirit filled them with such a powerful message that they were compelled to leave their seats and go out into the highways and byways.
Now there were many people living nearby who had never before shown any interest in the life of the church nor had they ever been invited inside, other than for occasional baptisms, weddings, funerals and jumble sales.
But at the sound of the commotion no-one batted an eyelid and the world outside carried on pretty much as before. Other, that is, than those who had been filled with the Spirit, for they had been guilty of dreams and visions and knew that the world would never be the same again. Amen”
Let us be filled with dreams and visions and go out into the world to share the wonderful Risen Christ living in each of us – compelling us to tell.