Thursday, March 31, 2016

He is With Us

There is a lot going on in the Resurrection and the Ascension. The disciples had panicked and fled from Jesus thinking that Jesus was dead and the kingdom dream was over. And then He rose from the dead and their hopes were rekindled. He tells them in Matthew 28 that all power in heaven and earth are now His. The disciples rejoice. He then drifts up into the clouds and they are left alone again wondering what is going on.

         Before He drifted into the clouds, He said, “Lo, I am with you always.” And He was not kidding. He was leaving and He was staying. How can that be? The Holy Spirit is that power that raised Jesus. The Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus and the Father. He was with them. He is ever present. He is here.  Now and always, He is with us.

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