Painful preparation for Pentecost

RE Verse reading–Acts 1:12-14, 2:1-18 (day five)  “When the day of Pentecost came. . .suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind”  (2:1-2)  In one sense, Pentecost came suddenly.  In another, it was the culmination of a long, painful period.  The disciples had payed a price.  They had lost everything (first by following Christ,then by watching Him die, then by having Him taken from them into heaven).  We can hardly imagine the shock these events sent through their souls and emotions.  And the culmination of this painful period?  New life!  The Lord will later tell Paul this disturbing principle.  “My power is made perfect in weakness”  (2 Corinthians 12:9)  The Bible give us both assurance and assignment as we face difficult moments.  ” With the temptation there will be a way of escape (assurance) so that you may be able to endure it(assignment)”. (1 Corinthians 10:13)  Don’t give up, friend!  After the darkness comes light.  First the cross, then resurrection and Pentecost.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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