Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In their own words: Day 14

Acts 2.14

But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.

After Jesus’ Ascension into heaven, his followers didn’t have a clue what they were supposed to be doing, or how they would do it. They knew they were supposed to take Jesus’ message out into the world, but they were a bunch of fishermen, tax- collectors and women, who no one would be likely to listen to. What hope did they have?
On the Day of Pentecost they were all gathered in an upper room in Jerusalem, when something they described as like a strong wind or flames of fire descended on them, and they felt suddenly empowered by God’s Spirit to speak. They rushed out into the streets and began preaching. The crowd were amazed, and wondered if they were drunk, but Peter stood up and began to speak, and everyone listened. (You can read the rest of his speech in Acts 2.)

·         Peter found his voice on the Day of Pentecost, and began the mission he had been given by Jesus. What do you think God is calling you to do?

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