In John’s gospel, in the description of the Last Supper, we see Jesus praying for his followers and for those who would come to Jesus through them (John 17:20). He introduced them to the truth, gave them a wonderful training and equipped them with all they needed to fulfil God’s mission in the world (John 17:14-18). Although he chose his disciples, here he refers to them as given to him by God (John 17:24). We see the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, working together in absolute unity, bringing disciples together, helping them to grow and empowering them to go to the ends of the earth.
The Feast of Pentecost was the fiftieth day after the Passover, and it is the day when believers received the Holy Spirit. Just how important the Holy Spirit has been for Christians from the Day of Pentecost, we can understand better by having a glance at the creed we use in our communion liturgy. ‘We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets’.
In the twenty-first century in our town our God is still in action. In our Gathering, Growing and Going we see God with us. Let’s move on with this confidence that he has brought us all to Crickhowell for a purpose and that purpose cannot be other than evangelism.
I wish you a blessed and Spirit-filled Pentecost.