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This month we celebrate Pentecost

It was on the day of Pentecost that God sent his Holy Spirit to the Church.  The Bible tells us that the apostles were all gathered together when suddenly there was a sound like a mighty, rushing wind.  Then, it says, they were filled with the Holy Spirit.
God’s Holy Spirit is like the wind: we can’t see him, but we can know that he is there, just like we can know that the wind is there.  We can know that the Holy Spirit is there because we can hear him.  The Bible says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock, and if any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him.” (Revelation 3:20).  The Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts.
Another way we can know that the Holy Spirit is there is that we can see him moving people to do God’s will.  The Bible says that the Spirit of God moves his people to speak and to do things for him. (Peter 2, 1:21).  We can’t see God, but we can see people doing things that God’s Holy Spirit has moved them to do.  We can know that the Holy Spirit is there because we can feel his presence – “I will fear no evil for Thou art with me” (Psalm 23:4).  The Bible also says that “if we love one another, God lives in us.”
So we may not be able to see the Holy Spirit, but we know he is there because if we look carefully, we can feel his presence in our life.  Give it a try!

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I wonder …

how do you think the apostles felt when Jesus had left them and ascended to heaven?

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how do you think they felt at Pentecost when they knew the Holy Spirit was with them?

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do you feel the Holy Spirit working in you?

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