In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27)
This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, when the Father fulfilled His promise to pour out His Spirit on those who believed in His Son. The people of Jerusalem were amazed, not at the sound of wind or tongues of fire that signified the pouring out of the Spirit, but at the consequent lifting of God’s curse that had confused human languages, so that each of them heard the news of Jesus’ salvation in his or her own heart language. And we continue to thank God for His Spirit, which enables us to believe and speak our faith so that others can comprehend it, despite our weakness. In fact, as Paul reminds us, the Spirit even translates our groans into prayers when we can’t find the words.
“Heavenly Father, thank You for pouring out Your Spirit, that even in our weakness we are able to pray, speak, and believe according to Your perfect will, in Jesus, amen.”
THE CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES…
A 5 year old was sitting in church with his family.
His mother gave him paper and a pencil to keep him busy.
He began to draw small figures and label them with words.
Then he poked his mom and whispered, "How do you spell 'sex'?"
In a shocked whisper she replied, "What did you say?"
The boy whispered back, "How do you spell 'sex,' Mom?
She looked at an eight legged, bug-like figure he had drawn.
He continued, “You know, 'in-sex!'"
The Lord make His Word clear to you this week!
As Pastor at Pilgrim, Kirk is fueled by a passion for God's Word and a lot of good coffee.