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Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday Five-Gifts of the Spirit

The Peonies are at the Korean Market! And on my table.

FROM ACTS CHAPTER 2: 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: "Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:17 " 'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. 21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'

(My personal favorite in this passage is how Peter insists the men cannot be drunk because it's only 9:00 a.m.) (They should have talked to my father!)

Anyway, it's Pentecost and my very first Friday Five! Thinking about all the gifts of the spirit and what Peter said of the "last days"......

Have you or anyone you know

1. ...ever experienced a prophesy (vision or dream) that came true?
No not really. The dreams I've had-day dreams really-have taken hard work to for me to make them come true. I suppose the BL was a dream that came true, when I had all but given up on another relationship, then she showed up in an unlikely place and pursued ME! It was while I was working at NOW NYC (the founding chapter and BL was straight! yea right.)

2. ...dreamed of a stranger, then actually met them later?
Really, no.

3. ...seen a wonder in heaven? (including UFO's)
My parents did see one in the 50's in the sky above Ohio.

4. ...seen a "sign" on the earth?
Well, I see lots of signs in the opening of the tree buds of spring.

5. ...experienced knowledge of another language without ever having studied it?
Absolutely not. Not even when I studied it! Especially not.

Well...this was a quick FF.


Sally said...

love that Peony- they are so beatiful.... like you I see signs in nature

RevAnne said...

Great play. Nature's a place where I see lots of signs...God trying to get our attention, I think, in flowers and ocean waves and mountain vistas and so on.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Short and sweet!

A real life dream come true is an awesome thing.

revhipchick said...

the peony is beautiful! one of my favorite flowers--they remind me of my maternal grandmother, she always had rows and rows and rows of them.

i loved your answer to #4.
great play! i wish i could know another language w.o. studying it!

Diane said...

your parents saw a UFO? Cool.

Singing Owl said...

I never heard of ANYONE who knew a language without studying it!


Rev SS said...

yep ... good play!