Those who relegate the Holy Spirit to the building in which the church meets would do well to scrutinize the earthly life of Christ. It was on the streets of small hamlets in Galilee and beside the sea that many of His great miracles were performed.
The Judean hills rang with shouts of joy as the blind regained their sight and lepers were empowered to rejoin society. It was not always in the confines of the synagogue nor in the hallowed environs of the Temple that the nature of the Father showed in the actions of the Son.
We who believe have that same Holy Spirit at work in us as we mingle with the broken, needy and hurting of our day. Let us anticipate His power and involvement in our own attempts to alleviate the suffering around us.
"Oh, to be His hand extended!"
Pastor Richard Orrell