We commemorate the outpouring of the Spirit and all that comes with His presence in our lives. As a Pentecostal church we not only celebrate what has happened, but we seek God for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our lives, that what He did through the early disciples He would do through us. The book of Acts records the account of all that God did in the first century, and we read it not as historians but as missionaries who depend on the Spirit’s power in order for the mission and message of Jesus to go forth. When the power of God comes upon our lives we find very quickly that what we have received is enough to share, and His love, power and truth become uncontainable in our lives.
We can all relate to aspects of what we have seen in Jonah’s life. Here is the best part of all of this—God is not finished with Jonah, and He is not finished with us. It’s not too late! As the story of Jonah continues to unfold we see the mercy of our God in the midst of it all. This is the hope that we have—not that we are perfect or that we have done everything right but that God can give us another chance to turn things around. Aren’t you grateful for the mercy of God in your life?