A birthday celebration and a promise kept all in one neatly wrapped package. That’s what the Festival of Pentecost is all about. As Jesus ascended to heaven he told his disciples to stay put until he sent the “Comforter.” The “Comforter” is code for the Holy Spirit. Ten days later Jesus’ promise was kept as the Holy Spirit made his presence known in miraculous ways of sight and sound. As the disciples shared the message of Jesus with new-found boldness, something even more miraculous happened. The Holy Spirit planted faith in 3,000 people and the Christian Church was born.