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“When the day of Pentecost had come, they 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.” Acts 2:1-2
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In worship, we found ourselves in the scripture’s account of the Holy Spirit coming at Pentecost. Just as the disciples were in a challenging and uncertain time following Jesus’ ascension, many of us, and our graduating seniors for sure, find ourselves able to relate to this time of questioning, perhaps anxiety, or even fear. But we are not alone. God has given us God’s self in the Holy Spirit to comfort us and guide us.
As a community of faith, we gather to reassure one another of this and to live it out together. Through the Holy Spirit we boldly proclaim God’s presence and work for good amidst a troubling world. Our senior speakers, Rachael Follestad and Hunter Uhr, were an amazing illustration and proof of the Holy Spirit at work in their generation. And they are but two of a larger class that is uniquely gifted and called to go forth and be a blessing to the world.
When the day of Pentecost had come, they 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. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
What has God given you the ability to do for the good of others?