Place of the Wind
My hometown’s name means “place of the wind.” I loved the sound of wind rustling through the trees and the air currents rushing down the escarpment with the crescendo building from a hum to a roar. It was both awe-inspiring and comforting.
The story of the Day of Pentecost fascinated me (Acts 2.) I could picture the mighty rushing wind, the tongues of fire, and the believers talking in many languages. There were people from all over the world in the city at the time; each was able to hear about the mighty works of God in his or her OWN LANGUAGE!
This demonstrated God’s power, but also his desire for intimate communication with the people that he created by using the language that each person clearly understood in the depths of his or her heart.
How does God demonstrate His power and love to stir people to call on his name to be saved? (Acts 2:21) He has chosen to speak through us as Christ followers empowered by the Holy Spirit.
We can make the effort to learn the “heart language” of those with whom we interact. This might mean studying a totally new language such as Spanish, Arabic, or Thai, or learning how to relate to the experiences of a different generation or culture.
Ask God to show you keys to communicating his heart to those around you in ways that will be meaningful to them. Ask Him to help you see the open doors for sharing His story.
Peggy Turnbull, Missions Coordinator