Pentecost : Light up your life
This Sunday is Pentecost. On this Sunday we remember the incredible events that took place in Jerusalem when the Holy Spirit was 'poured out' on followers of Jesus. Their transformation was immediate. Suddenly they had the abilities and gifts that Jesus had promised they would receive.
There are times when Christianity makes rational, logical sense. We can explain our faith.
And there are other times when a sense of wonder and mystery takes over.
Pentecost is one of those times that leaves us struck with wonder and a sense of mystery.
We can't fully explain how Pentecost happened.
But we do know the why. God sends his Holy Spirit to help followers of Jesus live their lives fully for Jesus.
Imagine the pilot light of a old gas boiler. It's always on - a gentle, burning flame. However as soon as the gas comes on it lights up producing the power required.
Many of us live timid, 'pilot light'lives. It's as though we're scared to let the full power of God come on in our lives.
Pentecost is a reminder that God offers full life to everyone. God said: I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
And Joel, quoted by Peter, reminds us: ...everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved
This Pentecost, God offers us the help and power of the Holy Spirit. Perhaps it's time to let God light up your life!