Thursday, June 2, 2011

Desire For Heaven

They knew this day was coming. Jesus gave them the time and the place to meet Him for that final bittersweet meeting. He had taught them so much in the three years He spent with them and in the forty days after His Resurrection, they had come to understand it all just a little more than they had before His Passion and Death. In a few short days on Pentecost, they will understand it fully.
Now is the appointed time for Jesus to return to His Father and His glory, but not before He gives His Apostles their lifelong mission to carry on the work He has begun~ to spread His Gospel to the ends of the earth.
Jesus must have seen the sorrow of His leaving in their eyes and reminds them that He is with them always.
He leaves them and us with the desire for heaven; to be with Him forever, in that place He has gone to prepare for us.
~For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.
Luke 12:34


Victor S E Moubarak said...

"and I will be with you always, to the end of time." Matthew 28:20.

God bless.

Colleen said...

Beautiful post.

Michael said...

I often wonder what *exactly* it looked like when Jesus was taken up to Heaven. I think the picture you posted comes pretty close to the way it looks in my mind's eye.

God Bless

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.