Acts 20: 16 “Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.”
Paul didn’t want to offend the Ephesians. This was not a slight against them. But he knew that if he stayed they would want him more than a few days. He had been with them for around 3 years, there were many connections and they would want his wisdom and his teaching. Jerusalem was calling in his heart. This was his desire, his team were carrying the offering he had collected and he wanted to give it to the church there. But there is one fact Luke points out that maybe indicates Pauls desire to be in Jerusalem, “if possible, by the day of Pentecost.”
It would have been 25 years since that Pentecost outpouring. It was still fresh in the minds of that generation. Many eye-witnesses were still alive. This event was continually referred to. Maybe they longed for another Pentecost. Probably they prayed for further outpourings.
How about you?
Do you want to be in that place for Pentecost? Do you want more Pentecosts?