Are we contagious? In commemoration of this day, a seldom recognized day in the Christian community, I thought I would share this inspiring, motivating post.
Interestingly as an additional side note, while Pentecost for the Christian is the giving of the Holy Spirit 50 days after Jesus was crucified and resurrected and we were freed from the power of sin, Shavuot, the Jewish counterpart and shadow of what was to come commemorates the giving of the Torah (1st five books of the Old Testament) 50 days after the Passover—the freeing of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. But that’s not exactly what BJ’s post is about. Are we contagious? Like a zombie or with a spiritual contagion?
Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’ ”
(When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him.
But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.)
Read: Ecclesiastes 1:12 – 6:12
Relate: It is a common theme in a lot of movies. Perhaps its a zombie infestation like in World War Z, 28 Days Later, or the infinite supply of Resident Evil movies. Maybe it is a deadly virus like in Outbreak, Contagion, and The Stand. However the plot plays out, the scenario is the same. Somebody gets infected and they in turn begin to infect others. Those are soon contagious as well and begin to effect others. Soon cities are overrun, walls…
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