Praise

This weeks Pastor to Person is written by Pastor Rich Cathers.

—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” (Acts 2:11)
It was the Day of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit had come upon the disciples. Miraculously and unexpected they all began to speak in tongues. What were they saying, each in a language they had not learned? The foreign pilgrims gathered in Jerusalem for the feast all heard them giving praise to God in their own languages.
I think I have been unusually blessed to have been a part of many wonderful times of worship to God. Singing with 50,000 other people at Angel Stadium (“How great is Our God…”). Chapel services in seminary singing at the top of my lungs with 800 other men who had come to learn and serve God (“O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing…”). A conference at Twin Peaks with 300 other Calvary Pastors (“We Exalt Thee”). Last Sunday in a Junior High School gymnasium (“Isn’t The Name”). Or a small group Bible Study in the living room of our condo (“Tenderly He Touches Me”). Each of those experiences had something in common with that Day of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit filled us and we gave honor to our great God.
Today, will you take time to yield to the Holy Spirit and respond in praise to our amazing King? Let me end with a few more words from Charles Wesley (1739) – “Jesus! The name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease, ‘tis music in the sinner’s ears, ‘tis life and health and peace.”