Pentecost is kind of a big deal for the church. On the first Pentecost – fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus – the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples. The Holy Spirit is the part of God that lives in us, inspiring us, guiding us, and empowering us to be disciples.
On that first Pentecost, the Holy Spirit did some amazing things:
• The Spirit came as a great wind blowing through the room where the disciples were
• The Spirit appeared as flames over each person’s head
• The Spirit gifted the disciples with the ability to speak in different languages so that everyone could hear about Jesus.
On that first Pentecost, the city of Jerusalem was filled with people from all over the Empire; they’d gathered to celebrate one of the Jewish festivals. There were lots of celebrations: dancing, singing, and good food. Pentecost Sunday should be a party for us, too: we call this the birthday of the church! Today we celebrate God sending us the Holy Spirit to live with us forever.
So, what about the bubbles?
Well, bubbles remind me of the Holy Spirit.
- Acts 2:1 - 21