”When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.
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Here it comes! The greatest baton-pass in divine history. The Risen Christ passes the baton to the Holy Spirit. Wait, what? Hmmm.....that makes us the baton. Let's think about this. There are certainly days when I am good with being an inert wand that looks on televised track meets like a piece of PCV pipe waving around in the hands of lightning fast runners. But what if....the Spirit is the baton and we are the vehicle for the grace of God to have hands and feet alive in the world? Perhaps it is not either-or but both-and. As the baton being carried by the Spirit or the one carrying the Spirit, the goodness of God has never, ever left us. God is with us. I am discovering anew what power we have when we are quite simply "woke" to who we are as a part of creation and who we are with.
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Fire us up, Spirit, and let us run the race set before us. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
Writer, poet, artist, human, citizen, learner, scruffy, goof.
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