By Jordan An
May 14, 2021
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:37).
As we approach the commemoration of Pentecost, we may be asking ourselves similar questions. What does the coming of the Holy Spirit mean for me? How should I respond? What shall I do?
We’ve put together five short devotional readings, each including Scripture, a reflection, and prayer, to highlight the significance of Pentecost and the ways we are called to respond. Be encouraged by these readings as we celebrate God’s sending of the Spirit to us.
At Pentecost, God’s Holy Spirit came on the apostles in the form of fire. This was not a fire of destruction but a symbol of God’s purifying love and blessing.
The Spirit comes into our lives to transform us, cleansing and purifying us to become more like Christ in our daily living.
The Tower of Babel, where God confused the people’s language, is reversed by the Holy Spirit so that people can understand one another.
As post-Pentecost people, we have the mandate to speak the language of God’s love to a needy world.
As Peter stands before the crowd, the Holy Spirit guides his words. Peter’s message is therefore rooted in the promises of God and their fulfillment in Christ.
May you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in the Holy Spirit this Pentecost.
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