“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 1:11 (NIV)
They are standing there gazing into the clouds trying to catch another glimpse of Jesus and assimilate all that they have experienced with Him. Just then, two mysterious men speak to them saying that Jesus will come again on the clouds. Is it all too much to take in? Who on earth can ever get their head around it? What circumstances! What immeasurable events to try and comprehend! Who can adequately adjust themselves to it all? Who even tries anymore?
Is this where our faiths meets with and blends with pure wonder? Does our soul reach a point where we must throw our hands up in amazement and simply trust in our unseen God? The two men in white say that this same Jesus will return as He went. As we stand here staring into the clouds, could we let our hearts soar with the thrilling thought that one day soon our Saviour will return to us? Can we begin to sense the wonder and excitement of seeing Him coming to us again, riding on the clouds of glory?
Flood us with a healthy sense of wonder and awe. Let us lift our hearts, our hopes and our expectations to look for the amazing. Let us set our eyes to the Heavens. Let all we do and think be colored and enflamed by our high expectations of seeing Jesus return. Let the anticipation grow until it consumes us with urgency and devotes us to You we pray!