Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach will not be competing in this year’s race. He was scratched because of a breathing issue. This condition can be fixed, but even if the surgery is successful, the horse will be out of training for a couple of weeks. It is hoped that Omaha Beach will be able to compete in the fall season.
Jesus gives his followers the Holy Spirit, which is essentially the breath of the church. If we grieve or quench the Spirit because of our wickedness, our indifference, our divisiveness or some other sin, we will be sidelined for a while. Let’s make sure we don’t get off track!
“And with that he breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’”—John 20:22
“Do not quench the Spirit.”—1 Thessalonians 5:19