Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into Heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into Heaven. Acts 1:11
Adele shares her reflections on this verse…
Can you imagine watching Jesus being taken up into the clouds? I think I would be watching too – imagining him coming back at any moment or longing to go with him.
Just as he proclaimed over 2000 years ago – He is coming back! We need to still be watching and waiting for his return. Yet, we can’t be content to just sit and watch and wait. He left us with a mission – to share his good news with everyone.
God has given us hope for our future. Sometimes we weary of life on earth, and it is easy to look up and ask, ‘When are you coming back Lord?’ May the cry of our hearts not be for ourselves, but be for those who are still lost, those who have not yet heard, and those who need to return their hearts to God. We can stand here and ask when, or we can look to him for strength and pray when he returns our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, neighbours and friends are standing alongside us.
Now is the time to share God’s love. Now is the time to soak in his presence so the overflow abounds for his purpose. We have a wonderful hope in our Lord’s return, and a tremendous task while we wait for him. Let’s not waste our opportunities this week, while we wait on Him.
Thank you again for joining with others across Australia in learning and meditating on Scripture through The Treasury Project.
We trust God will bless you as you commit His Word to your memory and allow it to penetrate deep into your heart.