"Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you." Acts 1:8

This promise, made by our Savior on the day of His ascension, seems to be but a memory of a distant past, of a Pentecost that once was. Today the Holy Spirit seems to have vanished from the life of many churches. Perhaps we tend to assign a secondary importance to Him. It is true, we pay tribute to Him whenever we recite the Apostles' Creed. We dedicate one of the three great festivals of the church year to Him. But, somehow, the thrill of Christmas and Easter are missing. All power is mysterious, but even more mysterious is the power of the Holy Spirit. But, thank God, we have the means through which the Third Person of the Holy Trinity works, namely, the Word and the Sacraments.

Christian friends, Let us earnestly search the Scriptures and often appear as believing guests at the LORD'S Table. Let us also fervently pray for it. God has promised it to believing prayer.

Come Holy Spirit from above, With Thy celestial fire; Come, and with flames of zeal and love Our hearts and tongues inspire

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - The power of God's Spirit gives power to our witness.