This past week Thursday was Ascension Day. This is the day that the bible
marks as the day Christ ascended to heaven after having spent 40 days with
his followers after his resurrection. What’s to be noted here is his
command of Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has
come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea
and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” I’ve been going over this with
our short term missions training. What is missions? It is being a witness
of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. It’s pretty simple really.
So if you’re not doing it here, you won’t do it overseas. If you note from
the verse above, the activity of being a witness stays the same, it is only
spatially different from the local, regional, and to abroad. Christ did
not ascend to heaven for us to just sit around. He commissioned us to the
task of witnessing to others about Him! May we all be active witnesses
wherever we are.
Rev. Daevid Yoon