THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: By Rev Ian Walters, Gosberton Parish Church
We have just celebrated Pentecost, when Christians give thanks for God’s gift of his Holy Spirit.
The life present in all living things is a mystery science is still struggling to fully solve
To many of the people who lived in biblical times, numbers were extremely important. The number one might remind them of God, two could signify relationship between God and us, and between us and our neighbour. Three for Christians reminded them of God the loving Father, Jesus the Word of God, and God’s Spirit, the Holy Spirit. Love, truth and life. Can you think of anything more important than these three things?
The life present in all living things is a mystery science is still struggling to fully solve, and the Holy Spirit takes God’s gift of life one step further. Jesus taught his followers about how this can change our lives and connect us to God anew in a way that means a whole new life, which he said is so wonderful in its potential that those who receive it would be unstoppable in their desire to follow him and share the experience with others. Millions today can testify to this being a life-changing gift. You have nothing to lose and if Jesus was right, a whole new life to be gained.