Clouds to the Cosmos
Soul Snack - S1 ... Clouds to the Cosmos
Convincing and sufficient proof were found in forty days of witness and fellowship. A beach BBQ, walking through doors and crowd appearances all would count. And of course, there were those soul-restoring conversations that would never be forgotten.
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. (Acts 1:9)
Examining the heavens, amazed and eager eyes peered intently upward. The risen Jesus on earth, now securely returned to heaven. His mission was successfully and dramatically accomplished. The Defeated simply awaited a permanent sulfur bath.
Surely their hearts pounded and their minds raced behind each piercing gaze as they desperately tried to make sense of this supernatural escalator. They had seen the dead raised, demons abolished and the temple assailed, but riding the clouds to the cosmos were new even to these seasoned miracle watchers.
They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.
"Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven,” (Acts 1:10-11)
Their focus had released heaven's focus. Their intent was now honored by heaven. Searching and inquiring hearts would not remain long in ignorance. Heaven would explain!
Even when Jesus is not here, heaven is not silent.
The Throne of Grace will never be silent to those who would raise their eyes intently to Him.
Jesus may be absent from earth, but heaven is still available and open for business.
Today’s Soul Snippet:
“Once you come to know the love of Jesus Christ, nothing else in the world will seem as beautiful or desirable.” (Anon.)