Daily Worship

In Broad Daylight

June 11, 2019 4
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Act 2: 13-15 (NRSVA)

13 But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning.

I love this passage. You could easily skip over Peter’s observation of what is happening. He can see that many around are amused at what they are seeing and hearing. In fact they are bewildered because they are hearing the message of the gospel in their native tongue. I think this is the key to effective communication. Today’s generation need to hear a church speaking in their native language. It is for us to begin to unpack what that means in the various settings we find ourselves. There is something beautiful about all this. God breaks into our world in broad daylight. Perhaps it’s an interesting idea that God can speak to a group of people on their way to work. Podcasts and emails and text messages may well be God’s new Pentecost happening every day even before 9’o’clock in the morning.

Walk with us Father
Be in our headphones
Speak a word of hope
May your Kingdom come 
Taking a song
A podcast
A news item
And turning it into 
A prayer
A promise
A practice
Today I pray 
Your Kingdom Come!