Wednesday, June 18, 2014

HERE'S THE CHURCH, WHERE'S THE PEOPLE?

This is a children's finger game I've played with my grandchildren:


"Here's the Church, Here's the Steeple, open the doors and see all the people.”   I started thinking about the message of Pentecost, and how we could remember what it should mean to us.

Here's my own idea for our hand and fingers to remember what's important:

HAND, ALL Four FINGERS & THUMB = five or fifty days after Jesus's Resurrection = coming of the Holy Spirit = Pentecost
THUMB = Unique to the hand, special = How am I living each day
POINTER FINGER = How am I participating with those around me in the church and the world
MIDDLE FINGER = the tall finger - Am I standing tall, using my spiritual gifts to bring others to Christ?
RING FINGER = love finger – straight to your heart – Do all my activities point to the one I love? Jesus Christ?
PINKY = Small - My contributions, my prayers and participation may be small, but I am part of the
WHOLE HAND - When we participate in all the areas (thumb and four fingers), the Holy Spirit will be free to use the church of Jesus Christ for God’s purposes in the world. ©Susan Boback

It's not always possible to be actively participating in all five ways, but this will give us some perspective, in the hopes of bringing Christ to all the world according to his purpose.

Have a great day! Enjoy a cup of tea, on the porch, under the sun umbrella or by the water!






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