A Poem for Pentecost

by Hilary Horn

Pentecost is this Sunday. Enjoy this beautiful poem by John Birch

Pentecost

When was the last time
that we heard the wind of your Spirit
roar through this place?
When was the last time
your fire lit up this room?
When was the last time
we took you at your word
and met together in expectation
of your Spirit filling this place,
and these lives with your Glory and Power?
Lord, you challenge us with Pentecost.
Do we believe that this
was a once in eternity experience,
never to be repeated?
That the Holy Spirit was poured out
on your followers for a single purpose,
and ended His work at that instant?
If so, then maybe that is why the Church
seems so powerless in this age,
helpless when faced with the needs
both spiritual and physical,
that we see in the world.
Lord, as we meet together,
and celebrate once again
the memory of that first Pentecost,
may it be for us as it was then
a moment of empowerment,
an awareness of your Glory in this dark world,
a life-changing experience.

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2 comments

anxiouschristiangirl97 June 6, 2019 - 9:37 am

Thanks for sharing!! Really needed to read this today!

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revrodneymarsh June 6, 2019 - 9:46 pm

AMEN! Brother

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