The Ascension

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God. Luke 24:50-53

It has been forty days since the resurrection. Jesus has been seen by over five hundred people. He has been seen in the upper room, on the road to Emmaus and cooking fish by the shore. He talks, eats food and can be touched by others. He is not a spirit but a resurrected man. Not just any man but God in the flesh. Wholly and completely God and yet wholly and completely man. I cannot explain it or completely comprehend it, and I have never met anyone who can. It just is. Jesus is unique, God visible to us. God come down to us. God come to save us. God who paid the price not one of us could ever pay. God with us.

And now about 33 years after He first came into this earth, Jesus is ready to return home. He leaves us with a promise. He goes to prepare a place for us and He will return. Return not as a carpenter, not as a teacher, not as a sacrificial lamb but as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

He leaves us with a command to go unto all the world spreading the Good News and baptizing believers in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. He leaves us with work to do. Each of us is to tell others about this amazing story. A story of a baby born in a manger. A story of wonderful and amazing miracles. A story of a way of life different than what the world knows. A story of great sacrifice. A death on a cross and a resurrection. Something that had never happened before and has not happened since. The story of the Christ, the Son of the living God.

I love to tell the story.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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