Our scripture this week is Acts 2:1-21.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
God has provided us opportunities to be His witnesses in the world. Jesus came to Jerusalem during Passover that many gathered might hear His story and see how He was obedient, even to death. Now God provides the disciples such a chance at the celebration of Pentecost, the Hebrew festival of early harvest.
God sends the Holy Spirit and enables the disciples to speak the various languages of those gathered in Jerusalem. Not only do the people witness a miracle but they hear the disciples testifying to God’s love and care for us. It causes many to stop what they are doing and listen.
The appearance of the Corona virus over past months has caused many of us to stop what we have been doing regularly. While we have been concerned for the health of our families and friends, we have been given an opportunity to stop and listen, to hear that God still loves and cares for us, and wants to be part of our lives every day. May we continue to hear His call and allow the Holy Spirit to work in us as we return to our activities, blessed to be a blessing to each other.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for Your care over us during difficult times. Help us to be stronger as we go forward, knowing and sharing Your love with all the world. Amen.