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Tuesday, March 26, 2013


The Last Supper by Leonardo de Vinci depicts Jesus and his disciples partaking in Passover

Yesterday at sundown began the Jewish observance of Passover, remembering the time when The LORD, through the Holy Spirit, protected the Jews living in Egypt from the tenth plague—the striking down of every first born. 

On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn—both men and animals—and—I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. (Exodus 12:1-2, 6-7, 11-13).

In Genesis we see that the Spirit hovered over the waters. At Passover, the Spirit passed over Egypt.

The Holy Spirit does a lot of  flying and hovering, doesn’t He?

It didn't end at Passover. At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit hovered over the believers and then settled above them “something like a flame.” Then the Holy Spirit indwelled in those early Christians, just as He does in each of us today.

The Holy Spirit  hovered and flew. Then after Jesus returned to heaven, the Holy Spirit settled and indwelt. 

This past Sunday began the Christian Holy Week—the celebration of God’s plan through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

As Jews observe Passover today and celebrate the protection of God’s people from the evil plans of Pharaoh, I praise God that His Spirit has not passed over me but is living and working in and through me even today.

PRAYER: Holy Spirit, thank you for being so active in this world. Thank you for what you do to protect your people. Thank you for indwelling in me today. Please attune my heart and mind to listen to your leading and then to obey. Amen.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? How do you perceive the Holy Spirit living in you?

NOTE: I will be guest blogging on the site of my writing colleague, Eileen Knowles tomorrow, March 27. Please visit me there tomorrow at The Scenic Route. But come here tomorrow too to visit another of my writing colleagues, Jon Stolpe who will share his thoughts about courage.


chris said...

It seems like the Holy Spirit's presence is a wonderful sign of our connection with God. I think it's pretty cool how the Holy Spirit is our connection. How does He live in me? He guides me and comforts me. It's an awesome feeling to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit, keeps me yearning for more!!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Chris - yes, it is an amazing thing when we sense the true presence of the Holy Spirit. Oh, to live in continuous communion...

lynnmosher said...

It always intrigues me to read about the Spirit at work. So awesome! I couldn't live without the Spirit working in me. Don't even want to think about it! {{{shudder}}} Great post, Carol!

Pam B. said...

The Holy Spirit is my connection to God and His work in me is what gives me the assurance of a risen Savior who is personally interested in me. Thank you, Jesus.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Lynn and Pam - I confess that I didn't consider really seeking the Holy Spirit's presence living in me for a long while--didn't understand. I still don't "understand," but now I don't try. I just seek to let Him flow from within.