Acts 1:11 – Verse of the Day 2/8/15
Can you remember a time that you were really confused? Maybe something happened that was completely different from what you expected and so it was very difficult to understand what was going on. The disciples were completely confused when Jesus died, completely shocked when he rose from the dead, and they were surprised once again when he ascended into heaven.
In this verse, the angel asks the disciples a funny question: why are you just standing there looking up? The rest of the book of Acts and the New Testament as a whole both try to explain how we are supposed to live while we wait for Jesus to return. We do not know exactly how or when Jesus will return, but we do know that he will, and the Bible calls us to live with hope while we wait for him.
Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we can be confident that he will return just as he promised. Therefore, we have a hope that cannot be taken away. All things will be made right. As you pray, ask the Lord to fill your heart with hope that comes from trusting in Jesus.