Can you see the wind? Maybe not. But can you see the effects of the wind? Can you feel the wind? In your hair or on your arms and face? During Pentecost, Christian’s celebrate the Holy Spirit in their lives.
The Holy Spirit keeps us connected with Jesus and God. Living within us, the Holy Spirit inspires us to do things in the name of God. Many people find that the Holy Spirit comforts and helps them. In the Bible, the Holy Spirit can be compared to wind. In fact, in the Greek language, the same word, ‘pneuma’, is used for both wind and spirit. In John 3:8 it says, “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
The Holy Spirit is kind of like the wind; you can’t see it, but you can feel it work inside you and you can see the effects of it in all the good things we do in the name of God. To remind you of this, why not make this pinwheel, which turns with the wind.
You will need:
- Textas, crayons, stickers or something to decorate with
- A small, short pin
- A seed bead
- A pencil with an eraser at the end
What to do:
Cut a square out of the paper, about 12x12cm. Colour or decorate each square however you like; we used printed paper.
Cut four lines diagonally towards the centre, about half way down.
Gather each corner towards the centre without making a crease and place the pin in the centre making sure it goes through all four of the corners. Get an adult to help you with this part.
Slide a small seed bead onto the end of the pin, and then push the pin into the eraser at the end of your pencil, taking care that the pin doesn’t poke out the other side.
Blow into your pinwheel to make it spin!