How can you let the Bible read you today, rather than merely the other way around?
Christ’s ascension is beautiful, but the power didn’t stop two thousand years ago.
God will be there. Every single time. In every place. Familiar. Foreign. God will always be there. Never, ever, ever would God leave or forsake his people.
God is paying attention. God comes close to us, wants to be present with us, attends with us.
It is the promise that though there will be storms, hardships, trials, persecutions, and disasters – though the world as it was known has been changed forever – the promise of God’s presence, God’s love, God’s care, and God’s companionship on the journey will not change.
Reflecting on those moments, I think I experienced what some call the “already-not yet,” the wonderful truth and the hard heartache of the Easter season.