Lord of All,
when we were in grade school,
my brother was given molds
with which to make lead soldiers.
My father monitored the process
in our basement
with all of us watching.
My brother melted the lead
over a burner
and poured the molten lead
into the molds.
Presto! Out came shiny toy soldiers.
It reminds me
that when our leaden lives
are ignited by your Spirit, Lord,
they shine forth with fresh joy.
“And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized by the Holy Spirit.’”
Hymn: Spirit of the Living God