Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Candles in the Wind

Generally we have a candle burning somewhere in the house. I think it may be just a comfort thing, they are romantic and they look cool. However with Pentecost coming up here is another thought presented by Rev. Benjamin Mayes ...

"We've always said that the candles we light represent the light of Christ, and that is true, but I was thinking that as we consider the tongue of fire on the candle, we should be reminded of the tongues of fire that appeared on the heads of the Apostles and the rest of the disciples on that first Pentecost (Acts 2:1-12). And then as we recall that event, we consider that today the Holy Spirit is present, and at work among us, through the Word and Sacraments, and so that tongue of fire on the candle is a symbol of the presence and work of the Holy Spirit."

I thought that was quite a good thought!

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