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Thought for the week
5:00pm Thursday 24th May 2012 in S-U
WHAT a commotion it made. A great crowd gathered and people from all over the known world heard this group of Galileans speaking in a language each could understand as they were told “the great things God had done”.
What had happened to this group of Galileans? They had experienced something that was difficult to put into words.
Trying to describe it, we are told that there was a very strong wind and that tongues of fire touched each of them. They were filled with the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Jesus.
Describe it how you will. You cannot deny that they were changed men. From a frightened, puzzled group, they became fearless and full of conviction.
They set out to face the world and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Last Sunday Christians celebrated this occasion, the Day of Pentecost, when they remember that this was the day on which the church was born, when a small group of men set out to face the world and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Still today Christians are “filled with the Holy Spirit” and seek to proclaim the great things that God has done. They remember the love revealed in Jesus Christ who was crucified, dead and buried, but rose again triumphant over all that the world could do to him.
STANLEY M WEARY, (Supernumerary Methodist Minister)