Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?” Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.” Acts 2:5-13 NIV
Many God fearing Jews were in the area where the apostles were gathered, hearing them speak in each of their native tongues. They pondered this event, knowing that these men were Galileans, and would not have known their native tongue. Some must have realized that this was through the hand of God, yet, some thought that the apostles had had too much to drink. Of course, having too much to drink would not explain how they spoke in the tongue of many others.
When we look at the daily events of our lives, do we ponder how God’s hand is involved in these events? We should spend time considering how God works in our lives. We do though need to take action in carrying out God’s work for us and not just leave all in His hands. He provides us with the Holy Spirit, to guide us in our walk with Him. We communicate with the Lord in prayer, and read His word. All of this helps us in carrying out His will. Always remain attentive to the Lord working in and through you. How blessed we are that the Lord is at the center of our lives.