The Easter celebration is upon us but in what will no doubt seem like no time at all it will be Pentecost. Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter Sunday and amongst the readings we traditionally hear is one which always makes me smile. In Acts 2:15 Peter tells his fellow Jews “These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It is only 9 in the morning!” Peter then went onto say that if the people repented and were baptised they would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. That day 3000 people became followers of Christ, something I am sure would have made Peter smile.
Whilst looking up interesting facts about Pentecost I discovered something which I hope will make you smile. Some cathedrals or large churches have what is known as a ‘Holy Ghost hole’, a hole in the ceiling which symbolises the entrance of the Holy Spirit into the congregation. In some places a dove shape board, painted and decorated with flowers would be lowered over the congregation! If that thought doesn’t make you smile then maybe the fact that we don’t have a Holy Ghost hole does.