Acts 2:1-4 Pentecost
Galatians 4:1-7 Spirit poured into us
Galatians 5:16-26 Gifts of the Spirit
It all Comes Together
This is the day to which we date the birth of the church. Imagine such a thing.These two passages from Galatians illustrate what a change happens when the Spirit gets involved. We go from slaves to free, we go from minors to adults. We go from friends to brothers and sisters, to be children who are heirs of the covenant. To some extent, that’s what we do in confirmation as well. We look at these who are no longer children, who will speak the words of their faith to us, and the words of our faith with us, and we realize, that they are heirs as well. We look to them to see what the Spirit has given to them as gifts, and to how they will use those gifts.>/p>
However, we shouldn’t only look forward with days like this. We can look back as well. What are your gifts? How you have used them? What are our gifts? How do we use them? How has it changed, since we first knew we were children of God?