I am imagining the disciples, stuck in a room together.
Yet sick of each other at the same time.
So stuck, they had nothing to do. And didn’t know what to say.
Can you imagine, followers of Jesus not knowing what to say?
But Jesus was gone, peacing out to heaven, to work from home, Jesus ascended back to his Father.
Telecommuting was just not the same.
So here were the disciples, stuck.
And, somehow, they were given gifts–arriving like packages in the mail.
The disciples unwrapped:
the words they couldn’t find,
the wisdom to take the time they needed
the knowledge to think on their feet
the healing to pass on to others
the miracles to see God at work in the toughest times
the prophecies to tell the truth to power
the discernment to see how spirits work
the interpretation necessary to understand tongues,
and the learning needed to speak in tongues.
All of these gifts were given, according to the disciples’ abilities, one body, one spirit, one baptism;
As we are stuck, remind us that we too are disciples, we too are gifted according to our abilities.
Empower us to be the body of Christ we pray.
Remind us of our gifts….
Point us to the need…..
And invite us into ministry and discipleship as you do every Pentecost we pray.
All Resources can be used with credit to Pastor Katy Stenta