On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”
How does it feel to you to realise that God's salvation plan includes having the Holy Spirit dwell within his people, within you and me. If Jesus is God with us, then we must say that the Holy Spirit is God (poured) in us. This is not the strange New Age idea of everyone carrying the divine spark (actually that is a very early heresy). No, the Holy Spirit, an equal part of the Holy Trinity, chooses to dwell in us. Do we think that this astonishing truth might just cause us to pause in wonder for a moment. To pause in the wonder of worship and praise and thanksgiving on a Sunday seems apposite.
Lord God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you fill me with awe and wonder. Amen.