Gazing into heaven

d670357dfacced348db5481201a18cd7Acts 1:11 “Why stand ye here gazing into heaven…?” 

Today’s reading reminded me of the urgency to “get to work” for the Lord. The disciples were standing there, gazing (looking with fixed attention at something) into heaven. The angel appeared and said “why stand ye here gazing into heaven? Jesus…shall so come in like manner.” He might have gone up and is now in heaven. And yes – we’re supposed to “watch” for His return. But while we’re “watching” (to keep awake, be vigilant, to be watchful), we’re to be “working,” because He’s coming again, His return is imminent, and our time is short.

I praise the Lord for the two we were able to see saved yesterday. I praise the Lord for the two my sister was able to witness to last night. And I praise the Lord for the privilege of working the works of Him that sent us while it is day – for the night cometh when no man can work. With that therefore in our minds, might we not get caught gazing. Might we not get caught sitting idle. Might we get to work for the Lord and His harvest.

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