1On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. 2Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. 3Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. 4And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.
Acts 2:1-4 (NLT)

Is Easter a distant memory? For most evangelicals, I suspect it is. In the more liturgical churches, however, today marks the end of the Easter season. And here you thought it ended with Easter when anything you gave up for lent was now fair game!

Pentecost represents the day the Church was born. The Holy Spirit fell, as flames or tongues of fire settling on each person, filling them with the Holy Spirit and empowering them to witness for Christ in a way that would have been unimaginable just a few moments before.

Pentecost is a day in which the presence of God became a part of believers’ lives in a new and dynamic way.

May it be so, today, Lord. Let Your fire fall upon Your Church. As your Church was born on this day more than two thousand years ago, let it be reborn today to greater reflect Your love to our dying world. Break down walls of division. Ignite passion for You and for the lost. Embolden us to live – live – in radical obedience to the only One worthy of our full allegiance.

Because that’s what it’s all about.

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