Well beyond his bedtime, a father was still sitting in his easy chair, waiting anxiously but patiently for his daughter to come home. His daughter wasn’t out for a prom. She hadn’t gone out for a wild party. In fact, she travelled from abroad to visit her parents, and she grabbed the opportunity to meet with her old friends. By the way, she was already a middle-ager, and her father was in his eighties. It’s a picture of fatherly love. Many fathers aren’t too verbal, but their actions speak volumes!
After forty days of post-resurrection appearances, Jesus ascended to heaven. We commemorate this day by calling it Ascension Day. Shortly before His ascension, He commanded His followers to wait – wait for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. In other words, the believers had to be filled with God’s Spirit. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is all about God’s presence and power. With the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, Christians could effectively testify to the world by their words and works that Jesus Christ is the risen Redeemer.
As Jesus was ascending to heaven, His disciples were watching until they could no longer see Him anymore (Acts 1:9 NLT). For a little while, His followers were still there gazing at the empty sky. Suddenly two angels appeared to them, reminding them that Jesus will return in the same way that they have seen Him go into heaven. (Acts 1:11)
As a loving father awaits his loved ones, Christians wait for the return of Jesus Christ. With an eager and patient spirit, let’s wait for the glorious return of the King of kings and Lord of lords!

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