April 30

Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News, whoever believes and is baptized will be saved”…After the Lord had spoken to them He was taken up into Heaven he sat at the right hand of God. (Mark 16:15-19 NIV)

As Christ concluded His mission on earth and was going back to the Father he left his disciples with a mission. Salvation was now possible for all people all they had to do was believe. And now it is the churches duty to carry the message of God’s love and atonement through Christ to all people. We can believe the message the Bible gives us. Christ has come and He has risen. And we have the hope of seeing Him face to face someday. As Jesus was ascending back to Heaven the disciples were left with a promise that holds even for us today. That Christ who rose from the dead will come again someday and take us to be with Him forever. Then we will see Him as He is. That is a message worth sharing.