Thursday, May 21, 2009

"He Was Lifted Up"

For many Western Christians, today (Thursday) is the Feast of The Ascension of the Lord.

From Acts of the Apostles Chapter 1:

When they had gathered together they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?"

He answered them, "It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority.

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight. While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.

They said, "Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven."

A Concord Pastor chose this unique painting by Salvador Dali to help illustrate the day:


HowiTown said...

Is your post (the pics) in German, or does the computer recognize the fact that I am in Germany?? Interesting either way, for the video shows German titles for me.

It'd be a shame if everyone didn't understand them - you always have such interesting messages for us. Maybe you should translate them??

Paul said...

Nope, it's all in English on my end. Program must be recognizing your ISP as being in Germany.