On this Sabbath I think of the Lord Jesus as He continues His preparation for the Ascension which comes in only a few short weeks. He is busy presenting Himself to his followers and giving them final training and encouragement for the tough road that lies ahead.
He knows the trials and pain they will suffer in the upcoming years, but He also knows that He has given them the gift that will sustain them; the gift of eternal life through Him.
We also are given the opportunity for eternal life. All that is required of us is to be born again, renewed in Him and live our lives like He would have us do. He knows we are sinners and will falter, but once we are truly saved He knows that we will get back on course.
In a time when our world seems upside down and Americans are frightened about our future, this should be very comforting and tell us not to fear. Be strong, believe in Him and do the absolute best that we can and things will be more than okay; they will ultimately be Heavenly. Praise God for His love and the grace of His Son.
He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the Kingdom of God. Acts1:3, ESV
Have a blessed Sabbath, everyone. God bless you all.