Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Now Awaiting Jesus' Return

Last week we followed Jesus to the Cross where He was crucified. After His death, Jesus was placed in the tomb. Only Jesus didn't stay in that tomb, as we celebrated this past Sunday, Jesus was raised from the dead. He was seen by many witnesses that verified His resurrection.

40 days following His resurrection Jesus ascended into heaven. According to Acts 1:9-11, Jesus was taken up into heaven as His disciples stood watching. They were approached by "two men in white clothes," who questioned them. "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up into heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken you into heaven, will come in the same way that you have seen Him going into heaven?" 

Christians have anticipated His return every since that day. There have been predictions. But according to Jesus Himself, no man knows the hour or the day. The only One who knows when Jesus will return is the Father in heaven. Therefore, the biggest question for us is not when He will return but are we doing everything we can to follow Him in faithful obedience between now and then. Are we faithful in our daily walk? Are we faithful in sharing Him with those around us? Are we faithful in making disciples of all nations? Are we faithful in daily sanctification?

Praying today for:
(1) The Lake O' the Pines community of Big Oaks
(2) The State of Alabama
(3) The Nation of Belgium
(4) The American Peoples throughout the World 

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