Reading: Acts 2: 1-21
On the day of Pentecost the Spirit came and began to fill the hearts of the believers. Like a stone that is thrown in a lake, the ripples spread slowly but steadily out from the center, out from Jesus, out from Jerusalem. The power of the Holy Spirit is shown in how far those ripples went: to the ends of the earth. As His followers today we continue to be a part of this motion; we continue to go out and faithfully follow the Holy Spirit, bringing good news to all the corners of our world.
On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit entered in a new way. With this new entrance, God began a new creation. God is all around us. Jesus the man came and lived among us. The Holy Spirit comes and lives inside of each of us. This is a different relationship, a different dynamic. Like the ripple in the water, the Spirit is inside of us, seeking to radiate out in all directions. The infinite love of God dwells in the heart of each believer, making them a new creation.
On the day of Pentecost, those first disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to change the world almost immediately. The Word of God was spoken and many were baptized and came to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. On this day of Pentecost, the Spirit continues to fill the hearts of all believers, old and new, eager to move in and through them. On this day of Pentecost, may we too be filled with the breath of God, allowing the Holy Spirit of God to move in and through us.