Hi everyone,
This poem was inspired by the story of Pentecost, the day that the disciples received the Holy Spirit and “began to speak in other tongues” (NIV Acts 2:4), which means that everyone knew what they were saying, no matter what language they spoke. Peter used this opportunity to share the Gospel with the crowd that had gathered when they heard the rushing sound of the Holy Spirit’s arrival (“like the blowing of a violent wind” NIV Acts 2:1). The full story of Pentecost is in Acts chapter 2.
Like the disciples speaking in tongues, we all have ways we can “speak” the Gospel across language and cultural barriers. All we have to do is live in love.
God bless

speak in tongues today, 
so everyone understands you.
speak loudly, 
so others turn to look.
speak with passion, 
so your message is clear.
speak wisely, 
so your words bear good fruit.
speak often,
so you’re never out of practice.
          speak, but do not say any words.
          speak in tongues today:
                              love someone.

Creative Commons License
Tongues by Briana Batty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Duncan
    May 24, 2013 @ 08:24:32

    I love this one! It’s beautiful.


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