O Adonai, and Guide of the house of Israel, who appearedst to Moses in the flame of the Burning Bush, and to him on Sinai gave the Law: Come for to release us with arm outstretched.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. (Acts ii.3)There must be something to provide warmth on the hillside at night for the shepherds watching their sheep. A small open fire perhaps - safely and carefully made, just so the shepherds can keep the chill off. It must be as if that fire has gone out of control before they realise the glory of God is shining all around them. Then they see the burning figure of the Angel announcing unto them tidings of great joy! Watch as they scurry off, praising God and seeking the Christ-Child!
There must be something to provide some heat for breakfast on the morning of Pentecost Day. A small fire to cook a small meal perhaps - safely and carefully made, just so the Apostles can have a little something warm to eat. It must be as if that fire has gone out of control before they realise the Spirit of God is shining upon them. Then they know the burning presence of the Holy Ghost empowering them to announce unto the World tidings of great joy! Watch as they scurry off, praising God and preaching the Christ-Child!