Have you ever built a campfire? You need logs and twigs and maybe some paper to get it going. But the other important thing that a fire needs is air – sometimes in the form of your breath. When you blow on the flame of a birthday candle, the fire is extinguished. It goes out. But when you blow on the flame of a dwindling fire, it grows. The fire gets bigger and it spreads.
Today we imagine a campfire inside ourselves. We can think of that campfire as our faith, our belief in God and our desire to share the good news of God`s grace. And just like a breath that keeps the campfire burning, the Holy Spirit of God is with us to keep our faith burning.