Acrostic for Pentecost – Tongues of Fire

Twelve apostles prayed from an early hour
On Pentecost to await promised holy power
Nine in the morning they began to babble,
Galileans sounding like a drunken rabble.
Utterly amazed, a crowd of bystanders heard
Ecstatic tongues; many thought them absurd
Some, though, understood every word.

Out of the Heavens, as Joel had foretold
Flames of Spirit fired young and old.

Fellow Jews”, Peter proclaimed, “be assured,
In these last days God’s power will be outpoured”.
Repentant, three thousand were baptised that day
Entering a new life under the Spirit’s sway.

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