And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:10-11 ESV)
И когда они смотрели на небо, во время восхождения Его, вдруг предстали им два мужа в белой одежде и сказали: мужи Галилейские! что вы стоите и смотрите на небо? Сей Иисус, вознесшийся от вас на небо, придет таким же образом, как вы видели Его восходящим на небо. (Деяния 1:10-11 Russian)
Our Father who is in heaven, may your name be hallowed in the hearts of more people on this new day. Thank you for the peace, love, joy, faith and hope that dwells in our soul as we contemplate the emotions of our brothers and sisters in the first century who witnessed Christ Jesus ascend back to his eternal home in heaven. Stir up greater zeal and love for the mission of the church to share the gospel message with those who blindly struggle to live without Christ. Guard our inheritance as we ourselves anticipate that glorious day when our Lord visibly returns. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister