Where the Spirit of the Lord is…
It is true. All days are not equal. We wait, we wonder, and then something happens that changes everything. I see that happening in Acts 2 with the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, which is the harvest festival, Feast of Weeks, 50 days after Passover in the Jewish calendar. The followers of Jesus gathered together:
“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.
And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind,
and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues
as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
– Acts 2:1-4 ESV
When I read about Peter’s sermon, it gives me hope and I am amazed, that God speaks through ordinary people, with their own shortcomings, history, and gifts, and He makes them extraordinary. In our circle of people, sometimes we tease each other saying, “Your good, but what you just said is better than that. It must be God.” We laugh and know we are at our best, and more who we truly are, when God is in us doing His good work through us. We are also better together. None of us have all the pieces to the puzzle or the answers. We need each other.
In his powerful sermon Peter quotes the prophet Joel. He speaks of us today: