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Annually on October 14
"While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven." (Luke 24:51)
The last thing that Jesus did while being taken up into heaven was blessing His disciples whom He loved so much. It was not unnatural for Him because all that He did while He bodily lived on earth was "doing good to all."
Earlier he had told his disciples of his impending departure from their midst. He said,
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God ; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:1-3)
Jesus came to save, to heal and to deliver humanity that was going into eternal destruction. He came to bless and now He's coming back to judge.
He fulfilled the prophesies concerning Him and after doing everything that was required of Him by His Father, cried out, "It is finished."
His work was complete and His faithfulness to His Father was total. The blessing He thus received He now shares with us who have believed in His work on the cross.
He is coming back and that's for sure, whether anyone believes it or not, but blessed are those who believe. Hope you are among us who believe.
Here’s an exhortation to all of us from Paul’s letter to the Colossians,
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation - if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel…… (Colossians 1:22, 23)
Posted by Dr. Johnson Cherian