Waiting and wondering has always been a part of life for those who would follow Jesus. Once again those disciples had to wait in Jerusalem for the coming of the Holy Spirit. They certainly knew about Him, but little did they realize the enormous drama that would accompany His coming. Then, just when Jerusalem was once again crowded with foreigners who came to celebrate Pentecost (the harvest feast celebrated 50 days after Passover), it happened. Life would never be the same again. God’s Spirit was real and was powerful and would enable them to take the message of the Gospel to people near and far. That’s what Jesus must have meant when He gave them those final instructions to be His witnesses. Sometimes we are in the waiting and wondering mode – will God keep His promises? What will it mean? Will His Spirit be enough? “Oh, my God. Thank You that You always keep Your promises and that Your Spirit does live in me. Help me to believe while I wait – and too often wonder!”
SUMMER SERIES – Starting June 13 – “For Your Progress and Joy” – a study of Philippians.