Everything changes when the risen Savior calls your name.
That was our theme on Easter Sunday. We had nearly 500 people in our auditorium and we experienced a wonderful morning of worship together.
But so what?
I mean, really. So what?
Are we so good, so righteous, so moral that meeting Jesus has no effect on us?
When the poor, the sick, the desperate came into contact with Jesus, they ALWAYS came away changed. There was always a dramatic change in their life. They were healed of their physical ailments, demons were expelled from them or their sins were forgiven and they went away rejoicing.
It was the religious leaders like Nicodemus who went away troubled and confused but unchanged.
Too often we are left in awe and wonder, wistfully gazing on in worship, when Jesus is ready for us to be about the business of the kingdom.
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “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 1:8-11
Why do you stand around looking into heaven?
Don’t you have a job to do?
Hopefully this week your encounter with the risen Savior has had an impact on you.
Be His witness this week. Invite people to church. Demonstrate love in all you do.
Don’t just stand around staring into heaven.