What I’m Thinking: Pentecost


First and foremost, I’m thinking about our neighbors in Puna. They need our help, and they will need it as time goes on.

And I’m also thinking about Pentecost, and all its drama. Strangely, it seems to come down to one thing: God’s help. Here’s a transcript:

I’m thinking about those who have been driven from their homes by this new eruption from Kilauea: those whose homes are destroyed, those whose homes are still there but they can’t get to them, and those who simply do not know the fate of their homes at this time.

We none of us know exactly what will happen with the course of this eruption. Lava could break out in far more places over the next weeks and months, and we will just have to see how it goes.

I know I appreciate all of your prayers and support from near and from far.

I’m also thinking this week about the second chapter of the book of Acts (Acts 2:1-21). It is Pentecost Sunday this week, so we will be wearing red at Church of the Holy Cross, and we will be celebrating this birthday of the Christian Church.

It’s the purpose of Pentecost, however, that really speaks to me in this week. All of the flames dancing on the apostles’ heads, all of the different languages that they unexpectedly speak, all of that is to serve one single purpose: to let people know that God has come to Earth in order to care for God’s people. It is not condemnation or judgment that comes, but grace.

And so this Sunday, once more we will be calling upon the Holy Spirit to come and aid us.

That’s what I’m thinking. I’m curious to hear about what you’re thinking. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below; I’d love to hear from you!

Categories What I'm Thinking | Tags: , , , | Posted on May 13, 2018

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