"And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability." (Acts 2:4 NLT)
Pentecost! We are to Pentecost, the start of summer and even starting to "get out." We are still being careful to "physical distance" (I like 'physical' better than 'social'!) but we are starting to actually SEE people again. As Caregivers we are being especially careful to "follow the instructions" to keep our care receivers safe while still being able to do more. We are trying to "share."
The Disciples had followed instructions also. They had waited, "for the gift my Father promised" (Acts 1:4), but now sound "like the blowing of a violent wind" filled the house and "tongues of fire" were with each of them. (Acts 2:2 & 3) The Disciples were so filled with excitement they were able to tell everyone around, all the people from all the countries you can read of starting with verse 5, about all that Jesus was and is. Everyone was able to understand because they heard their own native language from the Disciples "as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability."
Have you thought about the languages you speak? Yes, some of us (not me!) can speak several foreign languages. But I mean because of the gifts God has given you - the language that goes with said gift. I speak needlework fluently but struggle with cooking and can not speak gardening at all. But I can share God's love, presence, strength and guidance through needlework. I can talk about all of those things while I'm working AND with the gifts I give. What about you? What, and how, do you share?
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