The Holy Spirit is in You

My Mom, Linda K. Zauzig, writes about her recent experience of feeling the Holy Spirit last Sunday, May 20, on Pentecost Sunday. Have you ever felt the Holy Spirit in you? Leave your stories below in the comments!

I want to tell you about a really wonderful thing that happened to me in church yesterday. I had come back from communion and had my eyes closed, listening to the choir.  I realized that I was feeling the Holy Spirit in my heart, because when that happens, my heart beats really fast even though I’m perfectly still. This has happened for as long as I can remember.  It is how I know the Holy Spirit is there with me.  Then all of sudden, I heard in my head — in a neutral sounding voice, is the best way I can describe it — saying “Linda, The Holy Spirit is in you, and He is protecting you.“ It was Pentecostal Sunday, which I didn’t know what that meant.  It was a very busy day in church because the bishop was there commemorating 200 years of the church’s founding and also it was Pentecostal Sunday.  They had a really great service where they incorporated many different languages as the sermon.  Chuck asked me at lunch what the Pentecost meant and I said I don’t know but let’s Google it later. That evening, I Googled Pentecost, and it is when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles on the 10th day after the ascension of Christ.  In other words, it is all about the Holy Spirit literally wrapping around the apostles.  In pictures, it is portrayed as fire around the apostles. What makes this story more poignant is that I wasn’t aware that’s the significance of what Pentecost meant, but I was graced with the message that the Holy Spirit is with me and is protecting me — on Pentecostal Sunday, which is utterly amazing. 

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