So it’s cottage season. When the weather gets nice Brian’s head turn to the lake where the air is cleaner and the mosquitos are bigger - way bigger!
This year it has become apparent that our cottage is in significant disrepair. The roof is leaking, the pipes are cracking…poor Cottagina (that’s what I call the other woman in Brian’s life) did not fare well over the harsh Kawartha winter.
A couple of weeks ago we had a builder come by to help us figure out if Cottagina just needed a little surgery or if it was time to say goodbye to her and rebuild. As we walked the builder around the property, I said, “we can’t do much with all that rock. It goes down to the earth’s core”. The builder smiled at me politely and said, “That’s not a problem. KABOOM”. I wish I could describe the way he used his hands in describing the “kaboom”. It was quite entertaining. “It’s amazing what we can do with dynamite”, he said.
How true. Think of all the amazing things that have been done with the use of dynamite: the building of canals and tunnels, removing the side of a mountain to get to coal or gold or diamonds - all with the use of dynamite!
As I prepare for this Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, I am reminded of Acts 1:8 where Jesus said, “You shall receive dynamos (dynamite) after that the Holy Spirit comes upon you.”
Why dynamite? Maybe because He knew that the Church would need “dynamite” from time to time: to blast through spiritual rocks of resistance so we could spread the Gospel, or to blast through other spiritual structures so the Holy Spirit could flow, or to remove any other kind of obstacle that would try to hold back the blessings of God.
The world we live in is fraught with huge rocks of resistance, and we need divine dynamite more than ever! With the power of the Holy Spirit we can accomplish amazing things for God!
Join us this Sunday as we celebrate together, Pentecost Sunday.
We welcome Karen Usha Gray as our very special guest soloist. You will not want to miss this musical talent!