“They were all filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:4)
I read a story once that comes close to home. At a wedding, the minister, the groom, and the best man were out in the hall waiting for the ceremony to begin. The groom was unusually nervous and agitated. He kept pacing and wringing his hands. Finally, the minister became so concerned about him that he asked, “What’s the matter, have you lost the ring?” The groom replied, “No, sir. I’ve lost my enthusiasm.”
A great many people have lost their enthusiasm for the church. I have talked to a lot of people who have given up on the church. If we lose our enthusiasm for the church, who will tell our young people about the savior–Jesus Christ?
I remember the minister at the university I attended saying that he went into the ministry because of a sermon he heard where the minister said, “We are only one generation away from faithlessness.” The salvation of future generations is dependant upon us and our enthusiasm for the church.
In our scripture reading today, it says, “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit.” We need to allow God’s Spirit to fill us and our church.