It seems rather ironic that after having to put up with all sorts of irritating travel problems I missed last Sunday simply due to a temporary and minor illness . . . [sigh] but I’m back this week and hoping to not miss for a long time!
This Sunday I wanted to spend some time thinking and talking about what it might mean to have a vision, and “back doored” into it through sermons titled “How does the Holy Spirit help us see?” We seem to have a tendency to think that a vision that comes from the Holy Spirit has to be something as dramatic as Paul’s call to Macedonia, our Acts reading, and/or as stupefying as the apostle John’s vision that became the book of Revelation. Needless to say those are both visions but those are most emphatically not the only visions that the Holy Spirit communicates to God’s people. Vision, without which the people perish, is what gives meaning and cohesion to our lives. What is more, we are not given a single-once-for-all-time vision, as if we are some sort of single focus corporation, but we are exposed to vision on a daily basis. There is more but listen to one or both of the sermons, they diverge more this week than some, and let me know what you think in the comments.
Knox Presbyterian How does the Holy Spirit help us see?
St. Mark’s Presbyterian How does the Holy Spirit help us see?