Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Spirit Gave Them Utterance

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:1-4

God is present in all created things. His presence can be made known to anyone who mediates on His creation. This morning I heard God's voice in the early morning symphony of birds singing to one another. Its was beautiful as I pondered what they were saying to each other and attempted to decipher the myriad of chirps, whistles, and songs. It was a simple Saturday morning thing yet marvelous to think that God takes care of those beautiful creatures who were serenading me. But God does so much more for us. In man God desires us, desires to be united with us, He goes beyond thinking of us as His creation. This is so important to realize. God is like that girl or boy in adolescence who secretly likes you and you are not aware that in their quiet time they are thinking of you. God does does this on the grandest of scales. He loves each one of his creations, like a mother loves her children. The difference is that as a child we were all once part of our mother and then separated from her at our birth. God seeks to enter into union with us, he wants us to experience a new birth, whereupon He enters us and we become united with Him. This is what all of His creations should strive for, not fame, not wealth, not toys,not sensual pleasures or a great career. All those things are not bad or evil in themselves, as long as they do not deter from getting to know God and moving closer to Him each and every day. When the power of the Holy Spirit enters you, there exists within you a Divine Life, and unlike anything you experience on a human level, it is transforming love. It will give you an utterance, the ability to speak of God unlike anything you could do on your own. It is wisdom and beauty and new life all rolled into one, gushing forth. There is nothing comparable in our mere human experiences. Pure love.

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