Grace and peace, Beloved, from the Earth-Maker, Pain-Bearer, & Life Sustainer. Amen.
Hey folks – today’s the day: Saturday, May 30 from 4 pm to 8 pm, a Drive Thru Farewell event for to wish one another goodbye to Pastor Tina and to pray with one another. Please enter on Woodport Road and exit at Hunters Lane so that we have a orderly flow.
Instead of me (PT) writing something about Pentecost, I’d like to share the following poem:
Pentecost is coming.
It will be an end and a beginning.
It will bewilder and confuse.
Though some will fight it,
the aching world calls it forth with urgency.
Come, Spirit, come.
The Spirit who moves like “a rush of violent wind…”
Who appears like fire…
Who is the breath of God…
She comes to us unconcerned with order,
wild with freedom,
turning over anything and everything that stands in Her way.
Let Her come and fill our mouths with words we didn’t know we could speak.
Let Her come and help us hear in languages we once could not understand.
She is being poured out.
The people will prophesy.
The heavens will draw near.
The chorus of voices-past will join in
and proclaim the truth of God.
Justice will come.
Do not be like the ones who sneer and ask, “are they drunk?”
Do not be surprised by what’s happening as if
the scriptures and history and the prophets have not foretold…
You’ve heard it said –
The sun will burn out and the moon turn to blood
before the day of Justice arrives.
Instead, open your hearts
and pray that God’s grace
may carry you into the Kindom.
Let courage rise up.
Let passion enflame.
Let love transform.
Let weeping fill the land.
There will be no peace until there is justice.
No healing until wrongs are made right.
Come, Spirit, Come.
And turn the world of evil upside-down.
Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself, know that God loves you. God won’t forget you because you are God’s. God is always with you. And you are most welcome and invited here.