New International Version (NIV)
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
This Sunday is Pentecost. It is the defining moment that the Church was given the authority and power to fulfill their mission from God. It was the moment that God broke the barriers of Babel and proclaimed the Gospel in many languages. It was a foretaste of what was to come. It was a foretaste of God’s Word being available to all.
Portions of the Bible have been translated into over two thousand languages since it was first put together into one collection. The Gospel is now more available than every before. It is in major retail stores, online, in apps, and can be heard on certain television stations. All this because a handful of men accepted Jesus’ call and followed the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
We have one God, one Gospel, and one mission. The Church is the light of the world and we have the power and authority to spread that light through our love.
Will you allow the Holy Spirit to guide your actions?
How can you share the love of Christ that is found in the Gospels this week?