The dance of a flame is incredible to watch. Colors merge into one another. Slight variations in the atmosphere can cause it to burn brighter or fade away. Flames dance and flicker as they reach out around them seeking to spread their warmth and grow stronger, bigger. They are as dangerous as they are intriguing. Flames are not something to mess with unless you know what you are doing.
I wonder if this is why God sent the Holy Spirit to the disciples in flame. So they truly could feel the majesty and awe of it’s presence. So they might be inspired to live in the flame, to dance boldly and spread the flame as they move in the world.
When the flame fills you, you must dance. When the flame fills you, you must fan out into the world. You are as dangerous as you are intriguing as nothing can stop you. You must move. You must share. You must spread the light that’s in you with those you meet.
This week we celebrate Pentecost. The coming of the spirit. The dangerously intriguing spirit that inspires us, that motivates us, that changes us.
Are you ready to receive it?
Will you let it’s flame fill you and wrap you in it’s warmth?
Will you live in it’s message and spread the flame out in the world?
The spirit is coming…