Acts 2:1-13

Today’s devotion was written by Mark Crain

Imagine a large gathering of celebration. You have probably been to a party,
banquet, or festival where an event like a birthday, an achievement, or tradition were being recognized. During one historic celebration of Pentecost, many were gathered to acknowledge God’s rendering and revealing of the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai. Then came an unimaginable “sound of a mighty wind” and “tongues of fire” as the Holy Spirit filled each of them with power and joy. As they worshipped and celebrated, many others were drawn into the commotion, and all of them heard (in their own languages) and saw the dramatic and exciting effects of the Holy Spirit. That morning Christ’s church was born, and thousands were spirit-led into his witness and service.

How do we recognize and worship the Holy Spirit?

All who heard the wind and were touched by the flame were united in the Spirit, by the Spirit. Does our witness and service to Christ draw people together?

Please share your comments and reflections.

One response to “Acts 2:1-13”

  1. While reading this, the “sound of a mighty wind” made me think of Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.” I wonder how many times I miss God’s spirit trying to talk to me? I know I would listen if a mighty wind and flames came down. I think most of the time, I need to listen for the quiet voice. I’m going to work on that today.


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