Thought for the Month (May 2018)

"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 seemed 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."
(Acts 2 v 1-4, NIV)
True discipleship is costly. Life-changing. Demanding. Exciting. Most certainly not simply a holy huddle offeriing praise to God, however worthy. Some fifty days after that first Easter the disciples had gathered in one place, and it is true they were frightened. They were timid. They gathered together for comfort but hid themselves out of sight, bunkering down. However, the Lord had plans for them. Plans they could not envisage, plans they could never accomplish without the power of the Holy Spirit. They thought they had done their bit ministering with Jesus, travelling the length and breadth of the land, witnessing their Lord at work. Yet God had not finished with them. He had new tasks ahead of them, new peopleto share the Gospel with, new ways of building the Kingdom. Radical and exhilarating things. Life-changing. Costly.

And what was true then is still true today. As His disciples walking the way God has much in store for us too. Are we ready for the journey?

Rev. Helen Warmington

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