Thursday, May 9, 2013


From today's reading:  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.  Acts 1:8-9

Imagine what it must have been like to be on that hill side with the disciples as they watched Jesus being taken up from their sight.  I cannot think of the Ascension without thinking of the mural at Church of the Redeemer in Houston.  "Christ of the Working Man" by John Orth is a powerful vision of the Risen Lord coming in the clouds of glory.  Preaching under this mural for 4 years reminded me every time that I was indeed a witness for Christ each time I open my mouth.

When we have been touched by the Risen Lord and that power of the Holy Spirit that he instills/inspires in us, each and every one of us is a witness to Christ in our daily life.  We may not even mention His name, but when we open ourselves to the Holy Spirit, His light shines through in everything we do.  What kind of witness will you be today?