Such a “Yes!” to wonderful things!
We all hear these people speaking in our own languages about the wonderful things God has done!” — Acts 2:11b
Her face showed it. Actually, her face actually glowed with it. Still, together alone on the deck, he asks, “Did you have a wonderful time?”
Change this story to your own circumstance, but after a joyful occasion, when all that is left is the sound of the dishwasher finishing the last rinse on dishes and stemware used at the grand party, you, too, have been asked this by someone who loves you: “Did you have a wonderful time?”
Perhaps it’s German, Vietnamese, Hindi or Swahili, but when it comes to love, I believe all languages are the same. By this, I mean love expressed in any language is understandable in all languages. Delightfully, this love expression is shareable.
So it is as we celebrate Pentecost this Sunday. We have the gift of the Holy Spirit uniting not ones here and there, but everywhere. Acts 2 tells us that all who gathered experienced the same joy, connection and Spirit.
What was true then is true now. When we gather in love for (and with) our triune God, the Holy Spirit dances. The Holy Spirit plays. The Holy Spirits lifts and sings and shouts and celebrates not division but connection—our oneness with Father, Son and Spirit and each other.
Yes, someone (God!) loves you. And yes, in any language we can hear this joy: bringing love and joy together is a wonderful, wonderful thing God has done!
PRAYER: Father, Son, and Spirit, help us answer, “Yes!” When together, we do have a wonderful time. Amen.