When we come to the celebration of Pentecost for this Sunday, we also capture another glimpse of God doing something spectacular. This is how Luke records it in Acts:
"When the day of Pentecost had come, the apostles were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues , as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them." Acts 2:1-3
Those disciples who had been waiting for the promised Spirit to come were transformed. They were able to speak in other languages. On that very day the apostle Peter was able to stand before a crowd of folks and proclaim Jesus that resulted in the conversion of 3,000 people.
Here's what I would like for you to consider as you prepare for worship this Sunday. The Spirit transformed those disciples. Think of how your life is changed from the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life. Also, consider now how others can be transformed through the Spirit's power working through you. Yes, you can make a difference! I believe we need to recapture living the Spirit-filled life. Even though the Holy Spirit did not take on human form like Jesus did, it does not mean that the Spirit is less powerful. The Holy Spirit was sent to continue the work, ten days after Jesus had ascended into heaven and continues to work today.
You can read the whole account in Acts 2:1-21. May your contemplation of this event as recorded in Scripture and your worship this Sunday be a blessing to you.