THE DAY OF PENTECOST…by Carl Gooch

The Day of Pentecost, fifty days …
The Christian festival celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his Ascension held on the seventh Sunday after Easter.  (Easter + 49 days)
It is said the church was born that day;
The Holy Spirit came and truth revealed.
We were called make disciples of the way;
The power of God’s love won’t be concealed.
A sound of wind from heaven did arrive,
Its resounding roar flooded the place.
Tongues of fire brought the church alive,
And to this day reveals mercy and grace.
A holy fire that brought the church alive,
Did set early Christian heart to yearning.
Down through the ages the church strives;
The Holy Spirit keeping God’s fire burning.
I ask do we still hear the Spirit’s wind.
And are our hearts really still yearning?
Or do we ignore our most trusted friend?
In our hearts is the holy fire still burning?
Carl A. Gooch ~ 05 May 2017
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