“The Holy Spirit
”It sat upon each of them…” —Acts 2:3
Read Acts 2:1-13
Today we will meditate on the Spirit of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit. As we have learned from our youth, He was first poured out upon the waiting disciples. He appeared with a sound as well as with a visible sign, as a mighty wind and as cloven tongues as of fire. The sound of wind could be heard, for it was the breath of God. Notice to whom this mighty wind was sent – to those who were expectantly waiting for it. The Comforter, who had been promised, descended upon them, and how blessed were the disciples who witnessed this promise being fulfilled!
The visible sign of fire enhanced the presence of God’s Spirit. Tongues “like as of fire” rested upon the heads of the disciples; not one of them was left out. The Lord is a benevolent God who is not stingy when He sends forth His Spirit. The Spirit filled the whole house. The disciples started to speak in various unknown languages as the Spirit inspired them, showing that the gospel was to be preached to all nations and no longer confined to the nation of Israel.
But now Christ’s followers were anointed by the heavenly High Priest. They were gathered together as brethren of one house, and began to speak about the one true God, the Author of all things. To Him alone be all the praise! May this Spirit also dwell among us today and forever.
Why is the Holy Ghost called the Comforter?
This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Education Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.