Monday, May 2, 2011

Post resurrection world...2

After the resurrection the disciples were still searching for answers. They had experienced the resurrected Christ and wondered what was next. Then He left again...the ascension. He was taken away in a cloud back to heaven. Now what? What's next? What do we do? Surely these are thoughts that were swirling in their hearts.

All they could do is do what Christ told them to do...not a bad idea. "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."..."But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:4-5,8)

We could learn from the disciples. When your heart and life are swirling with uncertainties, do what Christ has told you to do. Keep your focus and do what He says. Something big is coming. Something exciting is coming. Something promised is coming. Something He spoke about is coming. Something more is coming. Something powerful is coming.

So what should we do until it gets here? Wait. Believe. PRAY! That's what they did. And it worked. I know it's radical to do what they did in the Bible, but I believe it works for us too...just saying.

Have a great, big, exciting, promised, more, and powerful week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the notes. Always good to hear what the pastor has to say.
Jennifer Frangella