“Now What!” Acts 1:10-11
When do you know you are ready for the job ahead? The crucifixion of Christ had closed the doors on dreams and aspirations of His followers. Then according to His promise, Christ rose from the dead. For 40 days a risen Christ had demonstrated His truth, that He was the Son of God and that He had died and rose for them.
When did they begin to see the full picture of what was ahead for them? What were their fears? How did they prepare themselves for the next part of their journey when they would be on their own? Then the day came “as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven?” Acts 1:9-11.
Standing was not an option. Directions and counsel needed to be followed.
What about us? What is next?
Question of the week: How many days did Jesus spend on this earth after His resurrection before His ascension?
Answer: There were 40 days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension (Acts 1:3). What the significance of the use of the number 40 in the Bible is debated. The Bible definitely seems to use 40 to emphasize a spiritual truth. How many uses of 40 in the Bible do you remember?
The drywall contractor has completed most of the work on the “firewall” required by the State Fire Marshal. The work has been extensive and has resulted in repeated days of clean up by some great volunteers. Speaking of great volunteers, we had a great moving night turn out, people getting classrooms ready, parking attendants when needed, cleaning the ditches, clearing more parking space, and all the work it has taken by our members to make the transition. Thank you to all.
Family Ministry Events
Susan and Larry Biel lead our Family Ministry at Word of Life. Coming events are hosting a Blood Drive on May 30 from 10:00 to 2:00, Marriage Workshop on June 20, Fireworks View from 200 Fletcher on July 3 and the Biel’s Backyard Café in Seward on July the Fourth.