Pentecost Fire

Fire from heaven
not raining-down-destruction fire
but lighting fire,
a-lighting
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.

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