Not an easy task. Folks who have studied such things tell us that powerful experiences of God, by their nature, are ineffable; beyond the power of our words. Crank it up to a whole room full of people simultaneously having a powerful experience of God’s presence, and we are really at a loss. So Luke does the best he can: a noise like a strong driving wind (but inside the house), tongues of fire, pressure of speech, and as the action moves outside, there is a miracle of communication. The room shaking – we may have experienced that. Feeling on fire – not just for the day of Pentecost either. And the message of the scripture and the Good News suddenly making sense in a way it never did before – isn’t that part of every journey of faith? I’m pretty sure Luke would say yes!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016