Thursday, September 2, 2010

Being Filled

When I got an email from China last night, requesting the visuals I used in my presentation in Guangzhou and Huangshan, I felt very honored. My interpreter wants to use the material for a class called "Teaching with Technology and Visual Literacy." This is one of the videos I used. It illustrates Ephesians 5:18 Be filled with the Spirit.
The Greek in this context does not refer to a one-time event, but rather to a continual infilling. Therefore the correct understanding of this verse is "continually be in the process of being filled with the Holy Spirit." Oil as the symbol of the Holy Spirit flows continually from God -- filling us who are but earthen vessels, to overflowing.
This was an installation exhibited at RBCC's show called "wind. water. oil. fire." Lauren Bellero made the beautiful ceramic vessels.

1 comment:

  1. drip, drop. drip-drip, drop. continually being filled... may it never stop!