Wind ... tongues of fire ... speaking in other languages--the Bible's
story of how the Spirit of God was given to Jesus' disciples on
Pentecost is amazing, yet often dulled by familiarity. Not so for those
who gathered at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Wallingford, Pa., on
"The Spirit of God is like the wind," the pastor preached that day. "Recognize God's presence in the actions of people around you."
The sermon ended, and Mike and Josh approached the altar to affirm their baptism. Promises were made. Faith was professed. Hymns were sung, and a medical emergency occurred. Grant's grandfather was stretched out in a pew, even as Grant was preparing to receive communion for the first time.
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