“On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.”
Last month brought us the announcements of Amazon and Apple about their second Headquarters. We knew Amazon was scouting out for their next expansions, but the Apple announcement that they would expand by 15,000 people in Austin was pretty exciting (Just so happens I am here in Austin today and I can tell you they are more than excited). There comes a time, and maybe never for some small companies, but for growing and larger companies that one place just doesn’t work anymore. It’s a hard moment as the maturity and trust level to create outposts is a greater requirement than is recognized at the time. But, done right, one place doesn’t fit all and many needs and wants can be met by creating multiple locations.
The Apostles were all in one place when the Holy Spirit arrived. What a morning that must have been. Today, we are faced with the challenges of one place being hard for a church, much less all believers being in one place. There is a power to that though as we read in Acts and as anyone can attest who has ever been to a large revival or crusade. But, for the most part, we live and work not in one place, but remotely in the world. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t be in one place mentally and spiritually with others. As the opening lines of the 1970’s TV show, The Six Million Dollar Man, said, “We have the technology.” The wife of my Pastor created a daily 5AM text group to bring many women to one place on a text thread to pray. An agreement with a co-worker that at a certain time of the day they both will stop and pray for a moment connects them across a continent. The commitment of a small group that they will pray for each other daily brings them to one place. You get the drift. One place can be found, but only if we only go looking for it.
Reference: Acts 2:1 (New Living Translation)