The ascension of Christ is his liberation from all restrictions of time and space.
It does not represent his removal from the earth,
but his constant presence everywhere on earth.
How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none.
Eternal years lie in His heart.
For Him time does not pass, it remains; God never hurries.
There are no deadlines against which He must work.
To know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves.
A. W. Tozer
A man was carrying a heavy basket. His son asked to help him.
The father cut a stick and placed it through the handle of the basket
so that the end toward himself was very short;
while the end toward the boy was three or four times as long.
Each took hold of his end of the stick, and the basket was lifted and easily carried.
The son was bearing the burden with the father, but he found his work easy and light
because his father assumed the heavy end of the stick.
Just so it is when we bear the yoke with Christ;
He sees to it that the burden laid on us is light;
He carries the heavy end.
John T. Faris
Faith is the avenue to salvation.
Not intellectual understanding.
Not your works.
Just simple faith.
How much faith?
The faith of a mustard seed, so small you can hardly see it.
But if you will put that little faith in the person of Jesus,
your life will be changed.
He will come with supernatural power into your heart.
It can happen to you.
see also: testimonies
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
Francis of Assisi
IN CHRIST WE HAVE
A love that can never be fathomed;
A life that can never die;
A righteousness that can never be tarnished;
A peace that can never be understood;
A rest that can never be disturbed;
A joy that can never be diminished;
A hope that can never be disappointed;
A glory that can never be clouded;
A light that can never be darkened;
A happiness that can never be interrupted;
A strength that can never be enfeebled;
A purity that can never be defiled;
A beauty that can never be marred;
A wisdom that can never be baffled;
A resource that can never be exhausted.
The attributes of God, though intelligible to us on their surface yet,
for the very reason that they are infinite,
transcend our comprehension,
when they are dwelt upon, when they are followed out,
and can only be received by faith.
John Henry Newman
If we knew how to listen to God,
we should hear him speaking to us, for God does speak.
He speaks in his Gospel; he speaks also through life -
that new Gospel to which we ourselves
add a page each day.
What the sunshine is to the flower, the Lord Jesus Christ is to my soul.