A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, May 19
Acts 2: 1-21
verses 1-4: 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.
I learned this morning that Pentecost was a feast day, celebrating the first harvest of the season. This is why so many people were gathered when the Spirit came down and filled the apostles. The apostles began speaking in many languages, and the individuals in the crowds could hear and understand their own language. Later in the chapter, Peter tells the crowd they also will be filled with the Spirit when they repent and accept Jesus. What an incredible, momentous day! It is truly a day for celebrating and for remembering God’s grace and love for us.
God above, Thank-you for your gift of the Holy Spirit, which you have sent to live in me. Help me to listen, and be guided by you, through your Spirit, every minute of every day. Please help me to not lose sight of this vital truth. Amen
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