11b Some of us were born Jews, and others have changed their religion to worship God like Jews. We are from these different countries, but we can hear these men in our own languages! We can all understand the great things they are saying about God.”
12 The people were all amazed and confused. They asked each other, “What is happening?” 13 But others were laughing at the apostles, saying they were drunk from too much wine.
There is a skeptic in every crowd, right? There is always someone who says, this can’t be! They’d rather believe that they are drunk than believe that God could be working through them! Many different places and languages are represented here. The gift of the Holy Spirit and of the languages tears down the borders and boundaries between them all showing us the Spirit doesn’t discriminate. We are all God’s children, we are all meant to receive his love.
Remove our skepticism so that we can see you, hear you, and follow you across the boundaries we put up even as you are tearing them down. Amen.
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