Daily Devotionals

April 23rd, 2022

Read: Acts 1:6-9

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.

Once again Jesus fails to assemble the Justice League. Nobody is given a magical ring or super strength.They don’t even get to defeat those darn Romans! Instead, when the disciples receive the Holy Spirit they will be “witnesses.” They have seen the risen Lord, a privilege and a blessing to share with all people. Now they represent the “body” of Christ. Imbued with the Holy Spirit, they continue to share the message or the gospel to “the ends of the earth.” Amen.