Today is Pentecost Sunday 🔥
We grew up wearing red on Pentecost Sunday as a reminder of the flame of the Holy Spirit that lives within us. We celebrate God’s gift of the Holy Spirit. Jesus told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the Father’s gift of the Holy Spirit, from whom they would receive power to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:3-8). After Jesus’ ascension to heaven, the men returned to Jerusalem and joined together in prayer in an upper room. On the Day of Pentecost, just as promised, the sound of a violent wind filled the house and tongues of fire came to rest on each of them and all were filled with the Holy Spirit. After the coming of the Holy Spirit, the disciples did not stay in the room basking in God’s glory but burst out to tell the world. This was the beginning of the church as we know it.
Cross and Flame Usage
Symbolism and Significance
The insignia of The United Methodist Church is a cross linked with a dual flame, a powerful reminder of who we are in Christ. It relates the United Methodist church to God through Christ—the cross—and the Holy Spirit—the flame, a reminder of Pentecost when witnesses were unified by the power of the Holy Spirit and saw “tongues, as of fire” in Acts 2:3.
A few weeks ago during the sermon we were asked to close our eyes and put our hand in front of our mouth. Feeling our breath on our hand as we breath in the Holy Spirit and allow it to fill us completely so that when we talk we are speaking the Holy Spirit to others. What a great reminder that everything flows through us. Today in Sunday School Shelton made this as a reminder of the Holy Spirit:
As disciples it is our job to spread the good news of Jesus and eternal life through Him 🙌🏻
I read this passage earlier this week and love the visualization of fanning those flames in our daily lives.
Don’t ever lose that sense of curiosity, wonder, and excitement for the calling on and in your life. Fan those flames. Be open to the voice of God directing you towards what’s next….p.58
How do you observe Pentecost Sunday? I’d love to hear. Please let me know how I can help you.