Taken Up








In the book of Acts, chapter 1, verses 3-11, we find these words about the risen Jesus and His apostles:

After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.  On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “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.”

 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.  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.”

 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.  “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.”

Just imagine what it was like to see Jesus ascend into the clouds! The scripture says that "a cloud hid Him from their sight."  Jesus may have been hidden from their sight, but they were not hidden from His, nor will any of us ever be. Jesus sees us in every facet of our being. Our joys, our sufferings. Through it all, He is loving us.

The next time you look up into a cloud, imagine Jesus—right there—-just on the other side.







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  4. Zestwriter says:

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