(This mini devo was published on Monday, May 20, 2013 for the RPC College Fellowship group.)
“O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great. There go the ships, and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it. These all look to you to give them their food in due season; when you give to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things. When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground.”
Yesterday was Pentecost Sunday – a day that comes 50 days after Easter Sunday – in which we celebrate the Holy Spirit giving life to the Church. The Church, being one body, is filled with the Holy Spirit and is to spread the Gospel, that is, the good news of Jesus Christ. We acknowledge with humility and thanksgiving that the Holy Spirit guides and leads the Church. Take a moment to reflect on how the Holy Spirit has filled you and what the Holy Spirit has created in you. How do you see yourself in the Church, in the whole body of Christ?
Prayer: Oh God of creation, fill and sustain us with your Spirit to go into your world with your vision, fill and sustain our souls with your passion, fill and sustain our hearts with your love. Let us be stewards of those things in the work we do in the name of Jesus. Amen.