In this second of the Fresh Air series, we will focus on how we may release the Holy Spirit’s presence and power among us on a daily basis. How do we experience the freedom of the Holy Spirit? How does the Holy Spirit have access to us every day?
In Luke 2:21-32 we are introduced to Simeon; we can learn several things about living under the influence of the Holy Spirit from him. It had been revealed to Simeon by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah in person...and he did see Jesus when Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple to be consecrated in purification rites. In Simeon, we see that the spirit anoints unusual people – even OLD people! -- who see a world without borders, a God without favorites, a faith that welcomes all and invites each one to become part of the called community in partnership with the Holy Spirit for the healing of the world in Jesus’ name.