Moorhouse Methodist Church

June,'22 Letter

Hi All,

As Easter is a moveable feast, so therefore when we celebrate it Pentecost moves as well.  The celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit into the life of Christian believers.

The words from a hymn by Edwin Hatch have kind of been buzzing around my head in the past month.  One thing I have found is that very often the words of well-known hymns, have different words in different hymn books.   But the verse which keeps coming to mind is from the book Hymns and Psalms.  The verse says this ‘Breathe on me breath of God, till I am wholly thine, until this earthly part of me glows with thy fire divine.’ Sometimes when I have led relaxations sessions or meditations, we begin with helping people to concentrate on their breathing to settle themselves physically, emotionally and mentally.

A word sometimes used in the Old Testament for the spirit of God is Ruach – which can be translated as wind or breath of God.  So therefore we could say that seeking God’s Holy Spirit in our life, we are seeking his very breath in each moment of our life; hence Hatch’s hymn says breath on me breath of God.  So maybe today as you read this find a space turn off the phone, telly and such like and repeat the words below.  Breath on breath of God till I am wholly thine, until this earthly part of me glows with thy fire divine.  A more modern simple hymn written by Joseph Mettle says, ‘This is the air I breathe, your holy presence living in me’. 

Happy breathing

                                                Andy

 

Contact Information

Moorhouse Methodist Church

Milnrow Road
Milnrow
Rochdale
OL16 3LN

Tel: 01706 642943

Meeting times

Service Times:

Every Sunday 10.30am Morning worship, with Sunday School

 "Messy Church"   Saturday 4pm-6pm Once a month see "Whats On" page for dates

 

Bible verse for August

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus"                                      Philippians 4:19