Thursday, May 21, 2009

Day of Ascension: May 21, 2009

Today is a day in life of the church that's called Ascension Sunday. It's the day where we celebrate and remember the ascension of our Lord. Acts tells us in Chapter 1: 9-11

When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

So, we believe that the Lord has ascended to heaven and is sitting at the right of God the Father. What does that mean for us? What relevance does that have for us in the year 2009, where ever it is that we live? What God does this fact do us?

Right now, there's someone up there pulling for you. Praying for you. On your side. Think about it. When you are sick, when you need help, what do you want? You want someone to pray for you. At this point, Jesus Christ is in heaven praying for you. Interceding on your behalf to God the Father.

Live boldly! Live with courage! You have no reason to fear, what ever it is your are facing. Through the Holy Spirit, God is with you now! And, Jesus is at the right hand, pulling for you, interceding for you. Live, knowing that someone is on your side. And that someone is Jesus.

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