On Sunday we ended the Easter Season and celebrated Pentecost. And in celebration I shared this awesome youtube video on Facebook that I will also share here:
Over the past few years I have come to LOVE the Holy Spirit. When I began teaching Confirmation I really began to understand it. We all receive the Holy Spirit along with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Baptism. Yes Baptism.
But here is the thing about gifts. We can all receive a ton of gifts but if we don’t use them they are useless. I used to do this activity with my confirmation students about the holy spirit using Chocolate Milk.
When you are born you are given flesh which is the MILK. Then you are baptized and given the gifts of the holy spirt aka the Chocolate Syrup (I always put in a TON of chocolate syrup for a good visual aid/reaction from the kids).
But what happens to the chocolate? It sits at the bottom…you need Jesus and prayer (the spoon) to stir the chocolate and the holy spirit within your faith life to live a good christian life.
I’m a big visual person so I have always loved this activity/demonstration even if it’s kind of cheesy. The Holy Spirit is one of those mysterious things that is awesome because it’s just there and it helps us even when we aren’t sure about our faith. Looking back on my life I can see the really bad times and how the Holy Spirit helped me when I thought my life was ending (yes I can be a bit dramatic).
Oh, demonstrations. I love chocolate milk, so I would be the kid who’s like, “Stir faster so it tastes good when I drink it!”
Yes! Sometimes when I would do this demonstration (depending on time and the size of the audience) I would pick a volunteer from the audience to help me and get to drink/taste it at the end.
BethAnne recently posted…Not Alone Series: The Holy Spirit