Monday, May 28, 2012

Hear the Sounds of Church Bells Ringing!

As I woke up this morning, I (Julie) began to go through our little home and open all the windows to this beautiful day when suddenly the church bells began to ring out in celebration for what seemed like a long time.

I told Jeff, "something special is happening!"  So I went to the window to see many people dressed up and pouring in the church right next door to our home.  "Something is happening and it is calling everyone to church", I said again.

It's "Shavut!" The Jewish second Pentecost.  In Germany this Holy day is called, "Whit Monday"

The first one was where Moses came down with the 10 commandments, where God gad given him the written Word and he found the children of Israel in disobedience to God worshipping the golden calf.  3000 people died that day.

The second Pentecost is where Jesus instructed the disciples to remain in Jerusalem and 50 days after Passover, Jesus would send the Holy Spirit to descend on them with tongues of fire and 3000 came to the Lord and were baptized!  This Holy day of Pentecost is where God wrote His Word upon our hearts.

May we remember our Lord and thank Him for giving us His Holy Spirit to dwell in us!!

This is the church next door to us...our home is the top third and fourth floor of the wood structure next door to the Protestant Union Church of Idstein.  The dormer windows are our house!  "Hear the bells ringing!!!!"  Yes we can!!

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