Peter replied, Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call. – Acts 2:38-39

“Pentecost” was a holiday celebrated by the Jews in remembrance of God giving the Law to Moses on Mt. Sinai and the reason for the large gathering in Jerusalem fifty days after Passover.  It was also the perfect time for the fulfillment of the New Covenant to be completed.  The gift of the Holy Spirit would dive off the pages of the Law and into our hearts, no longer ruled by “the rules,” but guided by grace;  no longer only for the Jews, but for all who would call on His name.

It was a special day for the old, the young, the yet to come and we continue to be touched by that mighty wind which blew through the upper room and shook the world.

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