Frankfort First UMC
Monday, May 20, 2013
Witnessing in the Capital of Kentucky since 1790
This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost - the birthday of the church. Central to the story is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the least discussed and understood part of the Trinity. In John 15 Jesus is teaching the disciples about the Holy Spirit - the "Spirit of Truth" (John 15:26). This is often translated as Counselor or Comforter. The Greek word literally means "one who comes alongside." So with in this is the idea is to guide, to advise, to counsel, and to comfort.
Do you feel confused, frustrated, anxious or fearful? You (we) are not alone. The Holy Spirit stands beside you (us). The Comforter is wrapping his arms around us and whispering words of love.
Happy Birthday to the Church, Happy Penetecost,