As The Rooster Crowed

Sunday, May 11, 2008
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Acts 2:2-3 – And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. (KJV)

Athletes train to become faster and stronger. We endeavour to bring as much power to our sport as we can. We may engage in a weight-training program. We might go out and run. Some will attend a sports camp. Our spiritual power, however, is of paramount importance — and we need to train spiritually as well.

Consider a plain, ordinary light bulb. How much power does it put out? On its own, it puts out absolutely none. It has to be hooked to a power source.

This reminds me of the apostle Peter, an interesting person. He was a common man, a fisherman by trade. He was a powerful man. We certainly have to concede that Peter was dedicated to his calling. Yet, he failed to check to see if the current was on. Peter said he would never be offended or turn away from the Lord. We know what happened before the rooster crowed: Peter denied Jesus three times.

At Pentecost, though, Peter boldly proclaimed the gospel and was instrumental in the bringing of thousands to the Lord. What made the difference? Time spent waiting on the Lord and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit made the difference.

Are we hooked to the power source? Is the current on?

Prayer: Father, may we never fail to connect to the power source. May we be mindful that the power is on and the current flowing. Amen.

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