Wednesday Words

May 26, 2021

Pr. Cathy Daharsh

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. ~ Romans 8:14 

 

This Sunday is Holy Trinity Sunday. We believe in a triune God. Three in One. The Father. The Son. And, the Holy Glue. Right!?! Well, usually we say, Holy Spirit or in the olden days some might have said the Holy Ghost, but today I am thinking of the Holy Spirit being like glue.  

The Holy Spirit is often the expression of God that is the hardest to explain. We know God, the Father as the creator from the Apostle’s Creed and God the Son, is Jesus fully divine and fully human. But, a dove, doesn’t quite give us the best image to understand the Spirit. This is always the hardest question for our Confirmation students to answer: Who is the Holy Spirit?  

I think that the Holy Spirit is like glue. The Holy Spirit is the connector piece of the puzzle, the glue that pulls it all together and makes sense of everything.  Jesus often says the Holy Spirit is a big deal. The Holy Spirit is the working force behind all those who say that they believe in Christ and try to live their lives in him. We cannot do it alone. We need the Holy Spirit’s guidance. The Holy Spirit is there every step of the way with us, giving us confidence to speak up for others, leading us to live our lives in faith, and allowing us to love others with the compassion of Christ. 

The Holy Spirit fills the gaps, the emptiness and the spaces in my life that I don’t even know and could not even try to begin to fill. The spaces I do not understand, the confusion, the anger, the doubt; the Holy Spirit fills that space. When I do not know how to pray, or even want to pray, the Holy Spirit fills that space. 

If I am paying attention and open to the Holy Spirit, gradually it fills that emptiness and those cracks in my life, and brings me to a greater focus on Christ. The Holy Spirit is the glue and will connect everything that is scattered and make it whole again. 

My prayer, especially, on those days when I don’t know what to pray is simply. Come, Holy Spirit, Come. Let the Holy Spirit, the Holy Glue do her thing to fill in those cracks and bring us together. Amen.