Pentecost Sunday

John 20:19-26

Receiving the Holy Spirit and using it for the benefit of others as Paul says, is not for wimps. In Luke’s account of Pentecost Day, the Spirit arrives with wind, noise and fire. The birth of the church comes with birth pangs. No peaceful, harmless dove flies through the window of the upper room. This is the Pentecost that we need in our church today. Yes, Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. Let’s allow that fiery spirit of God to come alive in our hearts.