Friday, March 12, 2021
Seal of the Holy Spirit
An excerpt from Ephesians 1:13-14 (NRSV):
In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.
Reflection from Butler Sharpe:
I was baptized at age 11, in 1954, in a North Carolina river (full with snakes). The minister sealed us with the ‘Holy Ghost’ as it was called in those days. I can assure you that I had little or no idea what I was experiencing at that time. However, at age 77, I can now tell you that I am very thankful that my parents and church community knew the importance of this act for my spiritual journey. Thanks be to God.
For further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Daniel 12:5-13; Ephesians 1:7-14
by Thomas Grassi,
recorded by the StGs quartet
“Sanctus Spiritus - Holy Spirit, come.
Come in your power and reign supreme,
Come as my Teacher and fill my mind.
Come, loving and gracious,
Come joyful and filled with great love,
Spirit come in Light.”
Tags: Lent 2021