Actually, the view from our sanctuary’s pulpit is not much different. While actual burning flames may not be present, I get to see the Holy Spirit burning brightly in everyone chatting before service, in everyone participating in worship, and in everyone departing to start off their week. Such workings of the Spirit serve to bring energy into the ministry and fellowship of those who congregate in the name of Jesus Christ. And, such an embrace of those workings serves to align those congregants’ lives with the will and blessing of the God who loves, and promises ultimate protection and abundance for all who love God back. Such love cannot be quenched. I guess it is not at all surprising that we often describe “love” in terms of fire and burning flame.
Blessings upon you, all who you love, and all who love you . . . Pastor Bob