Saturday, April 7, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 14:1-32; Psalm 119:1-40; Mark 4:21-41

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. Acts 2:1

Just before the glorious descent of the Holy Spirit upon the early disciples of Jesus we read that “they were all with one accord in one place.” This suggests more than being in the same geographical location. They had a togetherness of purpose, of expectation, of prayerfulness and as a result received great blessing. Jealousies, petty disputes, personality clashes need to be done away with and then God will pour out the blessing by His Spirit’s power. —Paul Young

Jesus, our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize wilt be;
Jesus, be Thou our glory now,
And through eternity. —St. Bernard of Clairvaux