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Worship Jesus Ministries Trust Presents
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022

Out of their sight…

Acts 1:9 “And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.”

Have you ever experienced someone just vanish out of your sight? That’s exactly what happened to the disciples, the above scripture says that while Jesus was talking He was taken up and a cloud received Him.  Wow, everything was prepared for the ascension of Jesus, except the disciples!! They were shocked to see their Master and Father leave them! The agony and pain of someone just vanish from your life is beyond words to explain.  I heard a principal tell me that each time her students finish high school and leave her, she would cry secretly in her office. 

Let me show you the ‘silly side’ of me: Several years back (more than 20 years), oblivious to the crowd, the hustle and bustle around me in the railway station, I stood holding the hands of my mom, with my eyes transfixed on her. Even now, I remember her telling me, “I will come back soon!” For those of you who know the pain of separation will understand my feelings. My mom was leaving the city  and moving into another city due to various reasons. Till date, I cannot forget the agony and pain that tore my heart to see my mom leave me, though only to a city within the country. Sounds silly? Yes, it is! After marriage, I stayed close to my mom’s place, I was able to see my mom walking in and out of her place from the window. My life revolved around her, now that she was leaving, the thought that I may not be able to see her anymore from my window, made me miserable! I was clinging to my mom's hands with desperation and crying shamelessly. I just could not think of the fact that she was moving far away from me. When the train moved, I literally ran behind the train with tears rolling down my cheek. I was sobbing and running behind the train. I stood there waving my hand at her, as her figure slowly diminished little by little. The pain and anguish I suffered is indescribable! I got to tell this ‘silly bit about me’ so that later on you would marvel how God had changed this ‘silly woman’ into a vessel for His use.

The angels came and gently rebuked the disciples: "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven." Sometimes we need ‘such’ angels to tell us, ‘enough of all this silly weeping, wake up, there is work to do’. This devotion comes to comfort, console and at the same time, encourage someone out there! The Bible says that the disciples returned to Jerusalem, according to their Master's appointment, though there they were in the midst of enemies.  God bless you!




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