“God Gives Us the Holy Spirit!” That was last Sunday’s Big Idea for our 2s & 3s.
In reading and studying this part of Scripture, I love how one of my all-time favorite theologians put it:
“God moves mysteriously among his people, dealing with each individual in a different way. Some people are allowed remarkable experiences (as in THIS instance) perhaps because they are going to have to go into difficult situations and need to know very directly just how dramatically powerful and life-transforming God can be. Other people have to work in quiet and patient ways and not rely on a sudden burst of extra power to fix all the problems, which in fact need a much more steady, and perhaps much deeper, work. What is clear from words of Jesus himself (Lk 11:13) is that God longs to give the holy spirit to people, and that all we have to do is ask. What the spirit will do when he comes is anybody’s guess. Be prepared for wind and fire, for some fairly drastic spring-cleaning of the dusty and cold rooms of one’s life, knowing that the form and direction that any particular spirit-led life will take will be the one that will enable that person, uniquely, to bring glory to God” – NT Wright
Friends, we can trust our Good God to do the just right thing, working in amazingly perfect ways in our unique situation. And He has us here to encourage & help as we walk alongside each other because we're in this together. Praying for you <3