“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)
The ascension of Jesus was an actual event and His promised return is as certain as His ascension. Like a child whose parent leaves in the morning for work with a promise to return with funds for dinner, so are we wistfully looking for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The prophets have promised it, Jesus has promised it, now the angels have promised it – our Lord will return!
The return of our Lord will not be some type of spiritual or mystical awareness like a new age dawning, but it will be a literal, real-life, personal, actual return of the Lord Jesus. We’ll meet our Lord in the air than we’ll be face to face forever.
Let’s pray today in an expectant faith that our Lord will return and redeem us from this world.