All the Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had also been poured out on the Gentiles. For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter responded, “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?” And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.

Acts 10:45-48

Thanks be to God for the salvation extended even to the Gentiles, who were once exiled from his Promise and needed Law to correct them but now, through Jesus, the heir of Abraham and Son of God, he has blessed all the nations, even sinners like me!

Who can hold us back? God calls us to Him and to baptism.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published July 14, 2021