Even on the Gentiles (Acts 10:44-48)


Acts 10:44-48 (NRSV): Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit

44 While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, 46 for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, 47 “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48 So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days.


What important truth have I encountered this morning?

Where have I encountered God or goodness in a place I did not expect it?

In what ways have I excluded or resisted others whom I should have welcomed and received?

Whom do I feel called to seek out, that I might better understand and appreciate them?