Right before his ascension, Jesus said: "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth" (Acts 1:8).
- the gift of the Comforter
- the ministry of the High Priest
Before he ascended Jesus promised the disciples a Comforter and power (Acts 1:8).
Since his ascension, we have a high priest who is seated at God's hand that we look to (Hebrews 12:1, 2).
With everything my family has going on right now, I am so thankful
for God the Holy Spirit who comforts and gives power,
for God the Son who is the founder and perfecter of my faith, and
for God the Father who is sovereign over everything and on HJis throne.
We are not sure what ministry God has for us in the future.
We are not sure what God has planned for our house.
We are not sure what God has planned for the ministries and people we love at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
At the same time,
I am sure that God is in control.
I am sure that Jesus has saved me.
I am sure that the Holy Spirit will give me and EBC the strength and power to do what God has planned next.
These truths don't make what is next easy.
There are definitely struggles and difficulties.
but I choose to say blessed be God's name and I am not alone.
Here are two online resources that have been extremely helpful.
- I posted about the song Hills and Valleys at http://drodgersjr.blogspot.com/2017/05/hills-and-valleys.html
- Here is a sermon by Alistair Begg on the Ascension - https://www.truthforlife.org/resources/sermon/ascension-of-jesus-christ-the/