Have you had time to bask in the light and power of the Holy Spirit? I pray that you were able to experience the “Energies of the Spirit” that I shared with you last week. We have a tradition in our Community that on Pentecost during a prayer service we receive a gift and fruit of the Spirit for the year. This year I received the gift of Courage and the fruit of Peace.
Before the celebration, I was reading in the book Song of the Seed that creating space is very important in our lives. Just like in typing, if we didn’t have spaces, we wouldn’t be able to understand the words. For example, NOWHERE, without a space, can mean NO WHERE or NOW HERE. Spacing makes all the difference. We, in this time of Covid-19, may have a little more time to create space for God and our spiritual life.
With all that is happening in our world, some could almost proclaim that God is NO WHERE to be found amidst all the sickness, violence, and injustice that is happening. What can we do to change that into God is NOW HERE? Well, I believe that we need to make some time and space for God to enter into our own hearts, asking God to send down the fire of His love, the Spirit.
We need to STOP and listen to the sound of God’s challenge for each and every one of us. For each of us the challenge may be different, but one thing we all have in common is the belief that God is with us and the plans He has for us are plans for the good. Again, this may be hard to see, but we need to stop and listen.
During these last two months, have you taken the time to thank God for the good in your life, for the small blessings, and for the courage to continue on each day not knowing what can happen next? Have you taken the time to look at who you are as a person and see how you can develop more fully into the person God created you to be? Have you made space for Him and blessed all that has been given to you?
Granted, God’s timing and ours don’t always coincide but remember that making space changes NO WHERE to NOW HERE. Think about it and watch your spacing -- it makes all the difference.
Till next week,