“Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you. But when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing through.”
I think there’s a first verse to that nursery rhyme, but cannot remember it just now. It’s a good verse for Pentecost because it reminds us that the wind of the Spirit is seen only when there’s something to blow on (think waves on water) or through (think trees). Soap bubbles are a playful, visual image for the presence of the Holy Spirit.
This morning the children blessed the congregation by blowing bubbles, saying “The Holy Spirit is with you.” Then the congregation got into the action and the sanctuary bubbled up with laughter and words of blessing as tiny bubbles floated around us all.
Is it OK to think of the Holy Spirit appearing in bubbles? Is it OK to ask children to bless adults?
Is it OK to have fun in church?