Jesus and the disciples were hanging out in a boat one night. A violent storm suddenly broke out. Waves started pounding the boat and it was nearly swamped.
The disciples were freaking. Jesus was sleeping.
So they woke him up. “Don’t you care if we drown?” they asked him.
One day, two blind men came to Jesus. They wanted to see. He asked them a simple question that cut right to the heart of the matter:
Do you believe I can make you see?
Yes, Lord, we do.
Today is Ascension Thursday, a day celebrated by Christians all over the world on the 40th day after Easter. Why all the fuss?
Here’s why …
After his resurrection, Jesus spent the next forty days convincing the disciples that he was alive and telling ’em about God’s kingdom. Here were his last recorded words on this planet:
What was the last thing Jesus did before he headed to the garden to be arrested? He prayed for his disciples — and then, get this: he prayed for you and me.
Since Jesus took the time to pray for us, I humbly suggest that we take the time right now to pray through each and every one of His precious words, asking Him to help us live them out in our lives.