What More Can I Say?

Aaron J. White
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 10:30am

     On Sunday, we’ll read Jesus’ final words to his disciples in the Gospel of Luke, as the Teacher reminds his students that his role was always to be both the prophetic witness and the fulfillment of the prophecy. Throughout the Old Testament, God’s people had been told to watch for their Messiah. Now, as he was about to be taken up to heaven, Jesus “opened their minds” to understand how everything that they had witnessed had been done to fulfill the promise of God’s deliverance for everyone who would repent and seek forgiveness for their sins. And just before he left them, Jesus tells his disciples that they now have an important role to play in the world; they are now Christ’s witnesses.
     As we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord, we should give thanks to God for this wondrous news: our Lord lives and reigns over heaven and earth! But we should also consider what it means to share in this new mission with the disciples. This week, we’ll explore together what the difference is between being a spectator and a witness. As those who have seen and heard the truth of the Gospel, what do we do now?
Scripture Readings:
     Luke 24:44-53
     Ephesians 1:15-23