Acts 1:6-11

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Elaine Gabriel. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” Acts 1:6-11

 

When will Jesus return and end our mortal existence on earth?

 

Why do we concern ourselves about the impending date of the second coming?  Why do we stand around looking up in the sky for it?

 

I have actively ignored anyone who claimed to know when the world was going to end out of fear and anxiety. What a waste of energy and effort the world has spent on this.  The Bible tells us that no one but God knows the exact time or date.  It does not say that a prophet or chosen one will be sent to prepare us by letting us in on when it will happen.  Since no one knows, we are called to live each day as if it were our last.  The best way to live is to follow Jesus with every step we take.

 

As we study the life of Jesus, we see the way he lived.  This is not always the easiest or most pleasant way to live but it is what God wants for us. Some of us even get into trouble for it.  It is the way to real freedom and happiness.  It is our way of having Heaven on Earth.

 

Remember, WWJD?!!!

 

Let us pray:  Dear God, please show me the way to follow Jesus.  May I step in his footprints and bring everybody I can with me. He is our truth and Life. Amen.

 

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2 Responses to “Acts 1:6-11”

  1. Steve Leeman Says:

    Very, very nice. Thanks.

    • Cristhian Says:

      i like how all videos say bltotes and stuff can be purchased at your local homebrew shop , seriously i lived in ATL and Charl. NC, bot major cities and havent found anything remotely close to thess so called homebrew shop

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