Just like the solar winds that blow through space or the winds that fly over the face of the earth; the Holy Spirit steadily and constantly blows down upon us His holy gifts, gifts that can dispel our fears.
All we need to do is to unfurl our spiritual sails, gather these divine winds, and permit them to push us along the correct path in life.
Our world is no different that the world of the first disciples.
People will despise and even hate us. Some will even try to kill us while other will treat us as irrelevant.
As Jesus said, “the world loves its own,” (John 15:18).
We know to whom we belong. However one thing we can’t do is fear.
Our Father sustains us, Jesus is with us to the end and the Advocate has come loaded with special gifts.
Let us unwrap them and us them ‘to proclaim the mighty acts of God” (Psalm 106:2).
Happy Pentecost to one and all!
“Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest”
by Rhabanus Maurus,
1. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And in our hearts take up thy rest;
Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
And fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
2. To Thee, the Comforter, we cry,
To Thee, the Gift of God Most High,
The Fount of life, the Fire of love,
The soul’s Anointing from above.
3. The sevenfold gifts of grace are Thine,
O Finger of the Hand Divine;
True promise of the Father Thou,
Who dost the tongue with speech endow.
4. Thy light to every thought impart
And shed Thy love in every heart;
The weakness of our mortal state
With deathless might invigorate.
5. Drive far away our wily Foe
And Thine abiding peace bestow;
If Thou be our protecting Guide,
No evil can our steps betide.
6. Make Thou to us the Father known,
Teach us the eternal Son to won
And Thee, whose name we ever bless,
Of both the Spirit, to confess.
7. Praise we the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit, with them One;
And may the Son on us bestow
The gifts that from the Spirit flow! Amen.
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: John 14:26
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.