A new church member showed up in worship wearing his firefighting equipment: insulated pants, water proof coat, air tank, and face mask. His hard hat he carried under his arm. “I read about the Holy Spirit dancing like flames,” he said gesturing at his suit.
He was right to come prepared. The Holy Spirit is very unpredictable. When people get caught up in it even Presbyterians have been known to extoll the benefits of Church membership. They have been known to work long hours maintaining the building, even volunteering for Presbytery committees. And a few people get so fired up, that helping out with a local mission has not been sufficient but they have gone to other countries all over the globe, even unsafe places, to use skills they have learned to further the Gospel and demonstrate the power of Christ.
How has the Spirit set you afire?
I will have more to say about Acts 2:1-21 on Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church.
Robert Shaw, Pastor