Acts 2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
Acts 2:9-11 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
This passage is talking about Pentecost, when the 11 apostles had tongues of fire over their heads representing the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was helping them to speak in different languages to different people groups…languages that they had never even learned before! And then they went and preached to people from all different places AT THE SAME TIME!
I believe that this is not only showing us how powerful the Holy Spirit is, but it is showing us how we can reach out to anyone. If we ask for wisdom on how to reach someone, God’s Spirit will show it to us, and He will often use ways that we may not expect. The apostles were probably not expecting to suddenly know how to speak a different language!
Even if someone is from another country or another religion or (if you just have a hard time talking to them) with the help of the Holy Spirit, you can speak to anyone.
We can use this power throughout our daily lives, just as we see here. In this passage, the apostles may have just been studying the Scriptures and then began to prophesy. Or they may have been teaching others the works of God, and just started teaching everybody without even noticing they were doing it in different languages! Either way, they were willing to be led by God…and you just have to be willing to let God lead you also, and you can do miraculous things!