6 So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.
this verse reminds me of what a pastor once told me.
he told me that “Jesus will be returning tomorrow!”
we have to live like Jesus will return tomorrow.
Jesus will return one day, and that day will be a tomorrow.
but if we dont expect it to be a tomorrow, we’ll never be ready for it.
no matter what situation you are in now,
you are to live the life God has called,
that is how we can expect tomorrow.
9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “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.”
we need to stop looking into the sky.
we need to stop looking at where Jesus WAS.
we need to stop reliving our PAST experiences.
we need to stop expecting the same touch from God as the “last time”.
No, God has new things for us.
we just need to obey Him.
and move with Him.
24 Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.”26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.
i always find this so interesting that in the olden days, people ‘cast lots’ to decide what God has chosen.
we can find this all over the bible, from old testament, even till after Jesus’ departure, as seen in this verse.
for me, i dont like to use chance to speak on God’s behalf.
for me, i love maths, i love calculating possibility, and i understand how chances work,
i also understand how it can be manipulated,
and it just doesnt make sense to me that God will use this method to work His will.
But i think i know where the problem is.
the problem is that in this world of tech and science and maths,
we dissociate science with the divine.
we even dissociate logic with the divine.
nowadays, anything that makes sense and can be proven is science, and not Godly.
because anything ‘divine’ cannot be understood or proven, like miracles and heaven and angels.
we think that science and maths has nothing to do with God.
in church, science is taboo.
and in labs, God is taboo.
we forget that God is the CREATOR of science and maths.
God is the creator of logic and possibility and chance and chemistry and the universe and the life span of stars and the flight paths of particles!
we forget that science and math has EVERYTHING to do with God.
anyways, thats my devotion for today.
hope you’re blessed.