1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Something that had plagued men and women and had been a punishment for human pride was now turned into a source of blessing, for how did this diversity of languages come about if not to thwart the evil and godless plans of humankind?
But now God equipped the disciples with many tongues, so that they might call home men and women who were wandering aimlessly here and there and bring them into a unity made happy by God.