I would like us to think, though, about "time" to re-create. The time spent here, in our beautiful northern lake country, and how the Holy Spirit helps us to re-create here. We all have busy schedules, we all need time to stop and "know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10) but have we? Do we take the "time" to let God re-create us during our busy schedules?
Pentecost isn't something that happened over 2000 years ago. It is something that continues to happen for, with and in each of us. Jesus promised us a "Comforter" and "power" when the Holy Spirit comes. The Disciples saw this as "tongues of flame" (Acts 2) that "filled them" and gave them the "power" to speak to everyone there, in Jerusalem, that day. It gave them the power to "take their ministry to all the world" (Matt. 28:19). We also have this power in us. The power to guide, the power to give us what we need (words or ideas) to reach out, the power to strengthen (even when we are tired!) is with us -- each of us! -- in the power of the Holy Spirit.
So I ask you -- as you celebrate Pentecost, with us or with your "home" church, are you letting God fill YOU with the Holy Spirit? Are you taking "time" to re-create?