Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.

– Acts 2:5-6 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

Pentecost was a multi-national event. The book of Genesis records that God confused men’s language when they tried to build a tower up to heaven; now God was building a living temple and using the very languages that divided humanity to bring them back together again. Heaven had come to earth; God was birthing a new people from every tribe and tongue to display His glory—the people of God.

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