The Word Was Out - January 9, 2020

From Acts 2 we read: “Suddenly, a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from Heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.  They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.  All of them where filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” (vs. 2-4).

What a moment on the Day of Pentecost.  Whatever could this mean?  Peter responded to that question with a trio of God-given endorsements of Christ.  He talked about when Jesus healed bodies and called life out of Lazarus’ dead body. Then he deemed Christ worthy to serve as a sacrifice for humankind.  But, then came the Resurrection—  to be the beginning of life and the end of the grave.  The word was out that the Word was out!