God’s Spirit is not a Cowardly Spirit!

 June 2, 2017

Easter – Preparing for Pentecost

So often the Spirit is depicted as a gentle dove bringing gifts of wisdom, peace, joy, compassion. But God’s spirit is not a weak, wimpy one. It is also a spirit of courage, wild and untamed. Celtic Christians referred to God’s Spirit as a wild goose, wild, untamed, unpredictable, uncontrollable. Other images of God’s Spirit is a child at play.

God’s Spirit contains all of these. It is a spirit of quiet joy for those in need of rest; courage and strength for those confronting challenges. It brings compassion to those who are sorrowing, laughter and play to others. God’s Spirit sends us on a wild ride, sails full with the wind or sometimes sitting at rest on a quiet sea. It can not be tamed, try though we might, but if we are open to it, we can harness that wind and ride.

You make the clouds your chariot; you travel on the wings of the wind. You make the winds your messengers; flaming fire, your ministers.    Psalm 104:3-4


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