Acts 2:1-4 "When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability."
Reflection. We have been working our way through Luke's gospel. The 'Acts of the Apostles' is the sequel! Jesus had promised that the Holy Spirit would come. And He did. What an entrance! This the birthday of the church.
The Holy Spirit emboldened the first disciples to share the Good News of Jesus.
The Holy Spirit emboldens modern day disciples to do likewise.
The Holy Spirit gave Spiritual gifts to build up the early Church.
The Holy Spirit gives Spiritual gifts in just the same way today - that the church might be built up.
This is our past and our present, and our future. Pretty amazing, isn't it!
Prayer. Lord Jesus, send the fire of the Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen