Colors of the Wind – and Seasons

Yesterday, we posted a Children’s Chapel video during which we changed the altar cloth to green for the Green, Growing Season. It is the Green, Growing season but … yesterday was also Trinity Sunday – the day we ponder the mystery of a God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit (or Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer – or whatever words you think work best). The color of the altar cloth should have been white – not green – for that special Sunday. So here’s a song about colors and a song about the wind (because the Holy Spirit is sometimes described as a mighty wind). Do we know the song? Nope. But we didn’t know what color altar cloth to use yesterday, either. Let’s celebrate them all – all the colors, all of creation, all the peoples – and all the songs we have yet to learn.

“Colors of the Wind” is a song from the movie Pocahontas.

Pentecost

Today is the day of Pentecost. Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit came to the first disciples – the apostles – to help them continue Jesus’ ministry. It’s hard to describe the Holy Spirit. Some people say it’s like as a mighty wind. Some people say it’s like a dove. Other people says it’s like fire. The Holy Spirit is an advocate, a sustainer, a comforter. What other words would you use?

Where will you see the Spirit?

This Sunday is Pentecost. 50 days after Easter, the Holy Spirit came to Jesus’ disciples as an advocate – a helper – to encourage them as they continued in Jesus’ ministry. We are part of Jesus’ ministry, too. Where will you see the Spirit in the days ahead? If you receive faith-at-home supplies, you may have found a dove in your mailbox. The dove is often used to represent the Holy Spirit. Take turns surprising the people in your family with a show of the Holy Spirit.