From the Bible, we learn that the Spirit of God has been revealed to us in different ways. In the creation, it was
revealed to us as light, when the wind from the Spirit of God hallowed and hovered on the face of water and the light cast out the darkness.
In the Incarnation, the Spirit of God entered Mary who conceived Jesus who was to fulfil the redemption of His people. In John Gospel Chapter 3, Jesus says, “No one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.” “What is born of the flesh is flesh and what is born of the Spirit is Spirit.”
After Jesus Christ’s ascension, the disciples were like a Chinese saying, ‘A tree has fallen down and the monkeys which we on the tree, all ran away.’ They were vulnerable and desperate and gathered together for support. The wind of the Spirit entered their room anointed and strengthened them and they spoke in tongues and went out to preach the good news of the Lord.
Today we gather together to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, we celebrate the Spirit of God bind our differences and come together as one body. We pray that the Spirit of God will lead and strengthen us in our lives that we can spread God’s good news to all those we meet as we travel onwards.
My brothers and sisters, this will be my last contribution to the front page of the bulletin. Thank you for your patience and kindness in accepting me as a family member at St Martin’s. May God bless you and help us continue to grow spiritually together whenever we may be.
Revd Paul Lau