Last week we celebrated the Ascension: Jesus leaves.
But Pentecost means that Jesus’ work—the redemption of everything—isn’t over. In fact, it’s really just begun.
Pentecost is the shot from the starter pistol.
But the movement of Acts—fueled by the Holy Spirit—doesn’t end with the conclusion of Luke’s letter. Not even close. The end of the book isn’t the end of the race. It goes on.
Which is why Pentecost matters still today.