Pentecost Fire

Pentecost Fire

Fire from heaven
not raining-down-destruction fire
but lighting fire,
on soul kindling
waiting for blessing.

Tongues of fire!
Isaiah's hot coal,
cleansing tongues,
loosing tongues,
unleashing tongues to speak
unfathomable glories.

Tongues of fire!
night-lighting fire,
leading lost ones,
comforting scared ones,
healing scarred ones,
warming fire.

Tongues of fire!
burned-not-consumed fire,
Moses' bush,
shining emblem in a desert of shame.

Tongues of fire!
Shadrach's fire
singeing some,
shielding others,
revealing the Son of God.

—written by Safiyah Fosua,
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