And now I conclude my ministry with you, I leave you with a prayer that I thought well summarizes our common belief in the Trinity and may serve as a guide as we journey forward into the next chapter we all face. It is a prayer found in an early ninth-century Anglo-Saxon Latin prayer book that actually supposedly was sung by the housewife each morning as she kindled the fire on her hearth, and made the bed, and milked the cow. It simply goes, “May God the Father bless us; may Christ take care of us; (and) may the Holy Spirit enlighten us all the days of our life. Amen.”
Pentecost was not just a one day event. Indulge me for just a few minutes and I’ll explain what I mean. There is a camp song I taught children at youth camps. “It only takes a spark to get a fire going and then all those around can warm up to its glowing, that’s how it is with God’s love once you’ve experienced it….” I believe that and have been privileged to live the truth of this song.