5/22/2015 3:00:00 PM
This Sunday, May 24, most of the Church celebrates Pentecost, the day when a small group of believers in Jerusalem became the first to receive the Holy Spirit. The account in Acts 2 is widely considered the founding event of the early Church.
To observe such a monumental event is the right thing for us to do. Without the Holy Ghost, the life of Jesus becomes just an historical event. But the arrival of the Spirit, to fill and empower believers on that day and every day since, is a fulfillment of prophecy that gives believers confidence that Jesus will return. The Holy Ghost provides “strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,” in the words of the classic hymn.
But He also does much more than that, and that’s the reason Pentecost should be celebrated every day by all believers.