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Ascension Day

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Today is Ascension Day

We don’t seem to take much note of this important day each year. It seems lost between the Resurrection and Pentecost. I do wonder why we don’t put more focus on the Ascension.

What an amazing time the disciples were experiencing with Jesus after His resurrection! They must have eagerly listened as He taught them. Jesus spent time preparing them for His departure and the coming of the Holy Spirit. The time was approaching quickly when the disciples would be sent on the mission to share Jesus with all the world.

Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel,who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”      – Acts 1:9-11 

In his book, Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions, Timothy Keller writes “At the ascension, Jesus leaves the space-time continuum and passes into the presence of the Father. He is still human, still our second Adam . . . and still our Advocate—yet now he has been so glorified that everything he does has a cosmic scope . . . any time-space limitation passes away.”


Today Jesus is continuously present with us through the Holy Spirit and He is also present in Heaven. He is King over all always!

Let us be included with all those who have loved and yearned for and welcomed His appearing and His glorious Return! (see 2 Timothy 4:8)

And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.  – 1 John 2:28

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Jesus

He Lives!

He Lives – I Serve a Risen Savior

I Serve A Risen Savior
He’s In The World Today.
I Know That He Is Living,
Whatever Men May Say.
I See His Hand Of Mercy;
I Hear His Voice Of Cheer;
And Just The Time I Need Him
He’s Always Near.

He Lives, He Lives, Christ Jesus Lives Today!
He Walks With Me And
Talks With Me Along Life’s Narrow Way.
He Lives, He Lives, Salvation To Impart!
You Ask Me How I Know He Lives?
He Lives Within My Heart.

In All The World Around Me
I See His Loving Care,
And Though My Heart Grows Weary,
I Never Will Despair;
I Know That He Is Leading,
Through All The Stormy Blast;
The Day Of His Appearing
Will Come At Last.

He Lives, He Lives, Christ Jesus Lives Today!
He Walks With Me And
Talks With Me Along Life’s Narrow Way.
He Lives, He Lives, Salvation To Impart!
You Ask Me How I Know He Lives?
He Lives Within My Heart.

Rejoice, Rejoice, Oh Christian,
Lift Up Your Voice And Sing
Eternal Hallelujahs
To Jesus Christ The King!
The Hope Of All Who Seek Him,
The Help Of All Who Find,
None Other Is So Loving,
So Good And Kind.

He Lives, He Lives, Christ Jesus Lives Today!
He Walks With Me And
Talks With Me Along Life’s Narrow Way.
He Lives, He Lives, Salvation To Impart!
You Ask Me How I Know He Lives?
He Lives Within My Heart.

-Author and Composer –Alfred H. Ackley, 1887-1960


I hope you were able to see the Resurrection Day sunrise this morning

Watch the sun come up in the video below anytime and sing. (video does not have sound)

Let’s celebrate today and every day!

Every day with the King

Jesus

Passover – Easter – Resurrection Day

Passover, Easter/Resurrection Day celebrations are very different this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic the entire world is experiencing.

I’m writing this as Passover begins and thinking about the significance of leaven.

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In the past few weeks, stores have run out of ordinary products that suddenly became very valuable because of panic buying. Along with toilet paper, pasta, and eggs, baking supplies are depleted in some areas. One of the supplies that have become scarce and precious is yeast. This is why I have been led to think about the importance of leaven and specifically what Jesus said about it. Maybe you are interested to learn more about it also.

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Click on the link below and read an article written by Lois Tverberg.

The Imagery of Leaven

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Bible, Jesus

Risen Indeed!

But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.   -Mark 16:6

The precious blessing of Easter is that we have a living Saviour! The Lord is risen. He is risen indeed! We yearn to keep the precious blessing of Easter in our hearts throughout the year. Lord Jesus. Will You, through Your Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with the knowledge and surety that You live.   – Corrie ten Boom

I serve a risen Savior, He_s in the world today;I know that He is living whatever men may say;I see His hand of mercy, I hear

Please open your Bible and join me in reading Luke chapter 24.

Wow, don’t you love this chapter?

The disciples must have been overwhelmed with uncontainable joy.

And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,  and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God.   –Luke 24:52-53

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Ask Jesus to show Himself to you today as you walk along with Him.

I pray we respond to our Risen Lord Jesus in the same way the disciples did.

Blessings

Lynn