More than once, I’ve been in a Bible study group, or in informal conversation, which began with this sincere question: Why do we study so much and hear so little about the Holy Spirit in church? After all, it is one of the three persons of God; co-equal with the one we call “God the Father,” and with Jesus Christ. We hear a lot about the activities of God the creator and lawgiver and protector of Israel, and a lot about Jesus – but very little about that third person, the Holy Spirit.
Sunday, May 28, is the Holy Spirit’s Day: Pentecost! Pentecost means “fifty days,” and it is fifty days after Easter. Pentecost commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit into the lives of God’s people. Pentecost is the one Sunday on the church calendar which has RED as its liturgical color. As Christmas celebrates the coming of Jesus Christ into the world, so Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. I invite you to come and celebrate this powerful gift given to us.
See you in red on Sunday!