Broadmoor PC Preschool

#4: The Dove and the Fire

Reflect on the color red.  Red is the
color of fire.  The flames in the
picture are reaching up toward
heaven. However, the artist
fashioned the flames to be the tail
feathers of a descending dove.  We
are thus to think of the Holy Spirit.  
The Holy Spirit was revealed in the
form of a dove at the baptism of the
Lord Jesus in the River Jordan.  The
dove is a gentle bird, a symbol of
peace.  On the other hand, the Holy
Spirit falls on the twelve apostles at
Pentecost in the form of fire.  Fire
burns and consumes.  The dove and
the fire together thus represent the
supreme paradox of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is both gentleness
and innocence (like the dove), and
power and purification (like the
fire).  The Holy Spirit is the invisible
power of God, the power within us,
in our heart and conscience.  The
power of the Holy Spirit enables us
to do what God intents for us to do.  
In being the instrument of God, we
must be fully yielded to His will, like
the dove.  We must not “fight back”
and resist God’s will.  Are you
fighting against something that God’
s Spirit is urging you to do?  Stop
running, and let yourself be caught.

The fire at Pentecost was in the
form of “tongues” of fire that rested
on the disciples’ heads, and allowed
them to speak in all the known
languages of the world.  Thus, the
gospel could be understood by
people of all nations.  We are
reminded that God’s plan is for all
persons everywhere to come to a
saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  
How is God going to do this?   
Through us.  Through you.  You don’
t have to go off to a remote country
to be a missionary for Christ.  Right
here is your mission field.  Your
own home.  Your own school or
workplace.  Your own
neighborhood.  Where is your
mission field?  Ask God for insight
about this now.

In sharing the Gospel, remember
that you cannot give what you do
not have.  The disciples could
spread the fire of Jesus’ love to
others because it was so visibly at
work in their own lives: “Behold,
how they love one another.”  Fire is
contagious: one spark quickly
ignites another.  Are you aglow with
the Spirit?  Ask Jesus to make His
Holy Spirit more evident to others in
your life.
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Tutoring resumes on April 14.

DUTCH TREAT SUNDAY is April 12. You’re invited to join us for
lunch at Piccadilly on Florida Blvd. First-timer’s lunch will be paid. Carpooling
is available.

C G & Ts: Eric Lane, President of Gerry Lane Enterprises, and a former
pro-baseball player and prominent citizen, will give his personal testimony
at our noon luncheon on Wednesday, April 22, in Naylor Hall.

May 9, 10:00 a.m. in the Activities Building. Judge Bob Downing is the guest speaker.
A delicious “Brunch for Lunch” will be served.

INTRO CAMP AND CAMP AGAPE: Camp brochures are on the table in the
narthex and in the church office. Intro Camp is May 1-3 for 1st and 2nd graders. Cost
$120. Camp Agape is June 7-13. There is an Early Bird Discount for registrations
received by April 30. Beginning May 1, the tuition jumps up $40 per camp. Explorer
Camp: 3-5 graders; Pathfinder Camp: 6-8th graders; Adventure Camp: 9-12 graders;
Creativity Camp:9-12.
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