Something to Celebrate

dovesToday is Pentecost

Which means that though Jesus is seated at the right hand of His Father

He is also with us.

It means that :

though you may have been hurt

now you are comforted

though you may have been rejected

now you are loved

though you may be weak and sinful and messed-up

in Him

you are strong and forgiven and utterly blameless

you are helped in your weakness

you are reminded you belong

though you might not know the way forward: or even how to live in the present

you have a Counsellor, a Guide, a Guarantee of Future Hope

though everything feels out of control or uncertain or frightening

you can know peace and you can trust His lordship

though once you were in chains

now you are set free

though you feel awkward or alone

you are part of a family that will never let you go

though your words dry up and your heart feels cold

you have One who speaks for you and burns brighter than your resolve

though once you were dead


you are alive.

Happy Pentecost.



3 thoughts on “Something to Celebrate

  1. Hey Nicky

    I’m sorry you’re not feeling it now: a lot of the time I don’t feel it either. But there’s a truth that’s bigger than our feelings and that’s this:

    Romans 8:2-6
    A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death. God went for the jugular when he sent his own Son. He didn’t deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he personally took on the human condition, entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity in order to set it right once and for all. The law code, weakened as it always was by fractured human nature, could never have done that. And now what the law code asked for but we couldn’t deliver is accomplished as we, instead of redoubling our own efforts, simply embrace what the Spirit is doing in us. Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them – living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. (Rom 8:2-6, The Message).

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