Rev. Neal Kuhlhorst
When I was a boy I had a fascination with matches. Striking a match so that it would catch fire was a primitive form of mystery for me which included most of my senses; sight, sound, smell, and touch. Of course as I think about matches I can still hear the accompanying parental injunctions, "Be careful or you'll catch something on fire!"
Well we just entered into the liturgical season of Pentecost and believe it or not we are called to catch something on fire! I'm not talking about becoming careless pyromaniacs but rather being ignited with the passion of Christ to serve the gospel.
I came across William Blake's Pentecost poem and wanted to share it with you:
How will you catch fire this season of Pentecost? Will your heart catch fire for missions or perhaps will your heart catch fire to raise a joyful sound by joining the choir? Maybe you will catch fire to become a student of the Bible or maybe you'll catch fire and choose to become a Stephen Minister.
I look forward to the time you come up to me and say, "Neal, I'm on fire for......" It's up to you to fill in the blank.
Prayer for Today
Pour your Spirit upon us, O Lord, so that we will catch fire for your gospel. Amen.