Everything we do communicates.
How we stand, sit, work, play, buy, dress, talk, and every other thing we do (or don’t do) communicates who we are, what we value, and where we vision our future. Sometimes, God hijacks that and uses it to touch other lives.
In the the Scriptures, Acts 2, we read the story of when God’s Spirit (The Holy Spirit) comes into the lives of Jesus’ followers:
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? (Acts 2:1-8)
We may not all speak the same language. We may not all have control over who understands and who doesn’t. But, one thing is certain, if we are seeking the life of faith and we are trying to be an example of what God can do in the lives of people… God’s language will speak to others by our actions. Or, if you are seeking after God… the life and actions of others may hold the key to what God wants to communicate to you.
It’s not our language… it’s God’s