Earth, wind and fire

As we mark the occasion of Pentecost, I am considering the varied ways in which Holy Spirit makes Himself known to us.

He gives us life and breath.

Initiates our new birth.

Provides all we need during life on earth.

Sustains us through to mortal death.

He hovers over all, anoints, equips and saves.

The author of our life ~  keeper of our days.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” ~ Genesis 1:1-2

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“Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest?’ I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest” ~ John 4:35

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“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what appeared to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” ~ Acts2:1-4

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4 thoughts on “Earth, wind and fire

    • That’s so true, Nina. We are always led, guided, comforted, convicted where necessary, and reassured of Holy Spirit’s continual presence. Thanks very much for contributing to the conversation here. Bless you. 🙂

  1. Hi Joy! I found you! Yay! It helped that you joined up at my blog, so I could just click back to your place.
    Yesterday was such a powerful day, wasn’t it? I was visiting my daughter out of state, and it was so windy! I just kept thinking about that driving wind sound the Apostles heard. Your haiku also celebrates the fire, which is a power too. Strange sounds, fire…I probably would have passed out from all the shock!
    So great to connect this way Joy. I’m looking forward to getting to know you better 🙂

    • Hi Ceil. Yay, you’ve found me too! Thanks very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I agree with you, Pentecost would have been a shocking event to witness first-hand. Even the sound of rushing wind can be alarming, never mind the appearance of tongues of fire coming to rest on you! It’s lovely to see you here, my friend. I’m delighted we’ve connected this way and look forward to getting to know you better too. Blessings 🙂 x

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