The Day that Empowered the Church
“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.” Acts 2:1-3
The feast of the Pentecost, the seventh Sunday after Christ’s resurrection is one great event that we commemorate as the Lord Holy Spirit rested on the first church. As we look back on the day of Pentecost, we also reflect on how the resting of the Holy Spirit brings power and tremendous changes in our lives, this we will reflect on this whole week’s daily bread.
Accounted in today’s scripture, we look the arrival of the Holy Spirit in the early church on Christ, that includes Christ’s disciples, his family and the first Christian community. They started to spoke in tongues as the people witnessing them even thought they were drunk. Not knowingly, it was the beginning of the spread of the Lord Holy Spirit into His people. And being with the spirit, the world may look at us differently, just as how the first church was viewed by the people on that day. We dare to live differently for God’s greater glory.
We see the mighty work of God for preserving the spread of Spirit into His people. In this, we rejoice that the Holy Spirit rested on us that we became a temple, established us as the church, not a structure, not a hill but a people worshipping God in spirit and in truth. From that small group to the ends of the world today, many are being baptized in Spirit.
May the resting of the Spirit in us come to our senses as a reason to be grateful for to God. In spirit, our eyes have seen the truth, our hearts beats the heartbeat of God and our ways shifting to the ways that delights the Lord, as it fixes our eyes on Him and bring to us the Maranatha, the joyful awaiting for the Lord Jesus Christ to reunite with us!
Today, if you are reading this and is curious about the Pentecost, be encouraged that you too can be God’s temple, seek the Lord, welcome Christ in your heart and let the spirit rest in you and take you into a wonderful, fulfilling and everlasting journey with the Lord.