How good are you at walking? We live in a world where we expect everything done in an instant. Any kind of delay that impinges on us, buses, mail delivery, doctors appointments etc… can often cause us frustration because we have to wait – and no-one likes waiting! But what about when Jesus says wait?
When the day of pentecost came, the disciples had already been waiting at leats a week, but this was one kind of wait that they had no control over. I wonder if they realised it would be a day they would never forget? In Acts 2 we go from patient waiting to everything happening in a blur. Within moments of being empowered by the Holy Spirit, the disciples were outside telling everyone ‘the wonders of God’, and no matter what country someone came from, they could listen and understand what was being said. Nothing was going to get in the way of the message of Jesus getting out, not even the barrier of language.
“When the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost, it wasn’t dynamite, it was a dynamo! Dynamite makes a loud noise, kicks up a lot of dust, and it’s over. A dynamo is a continual source of power. It builds and builds and builds, and the power never stops flowing.”
I continually praise God for the freedom we still have in this country to go on telling children in schools about ‘the wonders of God’. We will finish our assemblies this year with Peter re-telling the story of Pentecost, bringing to life the story of a fisherman who stood up infront of more than 3,000 people and preached God’s word with power and boldness.
Please pray that we would do the same! have a great summer.