On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. (John 7:37)
HYMNS FOR THE WEEK
- Opening Hymn “O Holy Spirit, Enter In” (LSB 913)
- Hymn of the Day “Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord” (LSB 497)
- Communion Distribution Hymns
- “To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray” (LSB 768)
- “Come Down, O Love Divine” (LSB 501)
- “Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling” (LSB 650)
- “Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid” (LSB 500)
- “Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest” (LSB 498) Text here.
- “Fruitful Trees, the Spirit’s Sowing” (LSB 691)
- “O Holy Spirit, Grant Us Grace” (LSB 693) Text here
- Closing Hymn “Water, Blood, and Spirit Crying” (LSB 597) Text under “show more” in video.
Festival of the day of pentecost
Thirst is one of the great benefits of hot and humid weather. Your body needs a regular supply of water in order to remain strong and healthy and to function well. Without water, you die.
People do not always recognize their own thirst, though. Some scientists even suggest that a feeling of thirst is one of the last symptoms you feel when you are getting dehydrated. When the weather is cool and breezy, when you do not even break a sweat while you are out mowing the lawn, water is easily forgotten. Why drink water when you are not thirsty?
Thirst is one of the great benefits of hot and humid weather. Thirst brings to your attention your on-going need for water. Thirst is a gift and blessing from God. Without thirst, you would not drink; without drinking, you cannot survive.
Jesus speaks about thirst in Sunday’s Gospel, but it is not the thirst of the body. Jesus speaks about a much greater thirst when He declares to you, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.”
Collect of the Day
O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever