This is an account of something very strange happening. Things are coming loose, breaking open. It is all most unusual: sounds from heaven and a wind. Could this be the same wind which, on the very first morning of all mornings, swept across the dark waters, the wind of creation? Could these images, tongues of fire, and speaking and hearing, be the power and presence of God bringing about life and setting a new course for all things? Everyone present is at once amazed and perplexed.
Pentecost is the story of God present, with power and purpose, giving life and directing toward new life.