Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021
This Sunday marks 50 days since Easter. 50 days go pretty fast when you’re having fun, or so they say. We have been traveling through the sermon series “The Story of Easter” for the last seven weeks, and now we find ourselves here, on Pentecost, where everything changes. Pentecost is not just another day on the Church calendar, it is the whole reason you and I and First Presbyterian Church Eustis are here, doing what we are doing. We love celebrating Christmas and Easter, and we should, but Pentecost is just as important, some say even more important. It is the birthplace of the Christian church, and we get to celebrate it together!
Our Scripture this week (Acts, Chapter 2) takes us to 50 days past Easter and 10 days since Jesus’ ascension. A lot has happened in just 50 days, and we find the disciples, just as we did after Easter, still hiding in an upper room. They are together and in prayer. Waiting in anticipation. Waiting for a promise to be fulfilled. Waiting to be awoken.
“Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.” Acts 2:2
God poured out His Spirit on the people, and their lives were changed forever. This gift is not just for the people in the Book of Acts, but for all people. God’s Spirit is already here, dwelling among us. We are saved, filled, sealed, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Will you come alive in His Spirit and live into the fulness that God has created you to be?