I looked on the Internet and saw a device called a universal translator. This device can change any language into your native tongue and display it on a digital phone screen for you to read. The Holy Spirit was way ahead of these guys.
Any form of language barrier makes true and specific communication of concepts, ideas and values cumbersome. The common language of Judea at the time of Jesus and the disciples was Aramaic. Most of the visitors to Jerusalem in those days would need to understand Aramaic or have access to a human translator. The Holy Spirit at Pentecost gave the apostles the ability to speak in the native language of the devout Jews gathered from many lands. There was no need for a translator. The Holy Spirit’s form of universal translation wonderfully facilitated and expanded communication, bringing the good news of Jesus to everyone there. In effect, by increasing the exchange of information, the Holy Spirit promoted the “communion of saints,” because the communion of saints is the journey with others to Jesus.
We journey a lot better when we can fully communicate with those who journey with us.
Thank you, Jesus, for your open, perfect communication with God on our behalf. Amen. — G&CW