Sunday was Pentecost, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit 50 days after Easter and thus the birthday of the Church. Something I learned from Sunday’s service: The Holy Spirit was accompanied by miraculous language, which was not just words but powerful, life-changing words that all people could understand. That is to say, the Holy Spirit manifested itself in the Word of God. So every time we read the Bible, hear it preached, or otherwise experience the faith-creating proclamation of the Gospel–all in our own language–the miracle of Pentecost continues.
Happy belated Pentecost
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About Gene Veith
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.