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The Day of Pentecost

Acts 2:1-4

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Read the Whole Story Here. 



Here’s a poem I authored some years back I like to share every year on the Day of Pentecost. It attempts to pick up a host of “fire” images from Scripture, culminating in the tongues of fire at Pentecost. It has a “spoken word” kind of cadence to it. I hope you enjoy it.


Fire breathed heaven at the speed of Light
Declaring day, destroying night
Dark struck back with apple’s snake bite
Now swords of fire to guard Eden’s delight
Fire breathed Heaven cut covenant right
While Abram dreamed of Egypt’s blight
As unconsumed a bush burned bright
Became Firey guide faith’s pillar of sight
Fire breathed Heaven shew Gideon’s might
Clay pots trumpeting, torch wielding fright
Fire on mountain won Elijah’s fight
Chariot aflame gave Heavenly flight
Fire breathed Heaven signed inbreaking Light
King chasing star pursued like a kite
In swaddling clothes his mother wrapped tight
Blazing Son of God Satan’s kryptonite
Fire breathed Heaven on torches of spite
Dark’s final blow, death’s cruciform smite
Candle snuffed out in sepulcher’s plight
Light of World swallowed by tomb’s appetite
Fire breathed Heaven said Angel in white
Jesus is Risen!  A new record height
High Court decision reverses snake’s bite
History’s future demands a re-write
Fire breathed Heaven  Disciples contrite
Amid falling flames of power and might
Unlearned men suddenly erudite
Religious scholars forever uptight

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