Read Acts 1.9-11
“’This same Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven will come back’” (Acts 1.11)
The ministry which the church exercises is always now with a view to the future and in prospect of Jesus returning to complete in person His work: our living and serving in the here and now is shaped and defined by that still-to-come day.
Are you pre-occupied with Jesus? What (if anything!) excites you about His promised return?
To what extent, and in what ways, is your living directed towards the future?
Prayer: Impress on my heart, Lord, the sweetness there is in the prospect of Your return: help me to live today a holy and godly life and thus to speed that day’s coming.