Sunday, October 5, 2008

Devotional of the Week October 5-11

Acts 1: 3-11

" To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: and being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."

"Jesus is coming soon" is the eternal Christian hope for a better life than what is offered here on Earth. With all the economic turmoil in the world, many are seeking for a way out of the financial crisis but are unable to find none. Jesus offers us the hope that one day this turmoil will all be over, and we will finally get to enjoy true prosperity and peace of mind. Imagine a world where there is no care, no worries, no lack, no fear. That is what Jesus is offering to us today, and forevermore.

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