“Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11
The generational yet personal question that every Jesus follower must regularly ask, is, in a more colloquial way, what are you waiting for?
I have given you a command, to disciple the world. What are you waiting for?
Your life is tied to my service. What are you waiting for?
Your meaning in this world is connected to my desires. What are you waiting for?
When you are complete with your part, you will join me. What are you waiting for?
Two thousand years later, another generation of Christ followers must continue to respond to the desires of Jesus. “I am returning to my Father. But, my task is not complete. It will be completed in and through you, all of you.” What are you waiting for?
When I bought you out of death and separation from God my Father, I restored you to your original purpose. You will magnify His glory and tell my story. You will serve this good news the whole of your life here on earth. What are you waiting for?
Your very meaning as spiritual and human is connected to me. I have answered the eternal question. Who are you? You are mine! Your life is designed in the new birth to be consumed with my desires. What are you waiting for?
I am going to prepare a place for you. The present temporary heaven will give joyous place to the New heaven and earth. It will be yours. All pain, all sin, all disappointment will be gone. When your part in completing my Father’s desires here on earth is finished, you will join me in inheriting all that is prepared. What are you waiting for?
“Sin and death and suffering and war and poverty are not natural—they are the devastating results of our rebellion against God. We long for a return to Paradise—a perfect world, without the corruption of sin, where God walks with us and talks with us in the cool of the day.” (Excerpt From Heaven Randy Alcorn)
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!