Come Lord Jesus, Send us Your Holy Spirit, Renew the Face of the Earth…

IMG_6001Come Lord Jesus, send us your Holy Spirit, renew the face of the earth…

Come Lord Jesus, send us your Holy Spirit, renew the face of the earth…

After our very long winter the “renewing of the face of the earth” seems to be more pronounced. The foliage appears more vibrant, birds and other creatures seem more abundant, and the whole of God’s humanity with the advent of warmer weather seems to be in a collective good mood.

As we know, the reality is that the Holy Spirit is always renewing all of creation. In our neck of the woods of creation, each and every day the Holy Spirit is beckoning us to use our God-given gifts to bring forth new life.

One of my favorite mentors often asks, “What do you believe would be most life-giving in this situation?”  For me, this is the Holy Spirit invitation question. Whenever we open ourselves to possibilities yet unseen, imagine something that does not presently exist, or dare to sail into uncharted waters, we are embracing the Holy Spirit in our midst.

“Come Lord Jesus, send us your Spirit, renew the face of the earth. Come Lord Jesus send us your Spirit, renew the face of the earth.

Fill us with the fire of your love, burn in us now, bring us together. Come to us, dwell in us, change our lives, O Lord, come to us, Spirit of God.

Come Lord Jesus, send us your Spirit, renew the face of the earth. Come Lord Jesus send us your Spirit, renew the face of the earth.

Send us the wings of new birth, fill all the earth with the love you have taught us. Let all creation now be shaken with love, come to us,  Spirit of God.

Come Lord Jesus, send us your Spirit, renew the face of the earth. Come Lord Jesus send us your Spirit, renew the face of the earth.” – David Haas

May we embrace the Holy Spirit within us and move forth to renewing the face of the earth.

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