Daily Devotion on Acts 1:1-11
Text: Acts 1:1-11
They still didn’t get it. Before their very eyes the plan of salvation was carried out. They were eye- and ear-witnesses to the most important event and person in all of history–Jesus Christ our Savior.
Yet the disciples still asked Jesus, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” After all that Jesus had done for them, they still had a focus on Jesus accomplishing worldly things for them!
Jesus sure gave them a wake up call!
The mission and purpose of God’s people is much different. Jesus said, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
When Jesus ascended into heaven he left all his disciples behind with a specific purpose and mission: Share this good news of salvation with others!
As this coming Thursday, May 17, 2012 is the day that we celebrate our Lord’s ascension into heaven (40 days after Easter), it is also an opportunity for us to recall that Jesus has left us with this all-important task. Each and every day we can be mindful of our privilege of sharing the best news of all–forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Jesus–with all who do not yet know.
Thanks be to Jesus that he has entrusted to us such a marvelous task!
Prayer: Risen and ascended Lord Jesus, fill us with courage and strength to be your witnesses to the ends of the earth. Give us a heaven-minded focus as we live in this world, that we might continually share the good news of life forever in heaven. Amen.
Posted on May 14, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged Acts, Acts 1, Ascension, Church, Daily Devotions, Disciples, Evangelism, Jesus, Outreach, School, Witness, Witnesses, Witnessing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.