Tonight we were doing our normal routine with jammies, brush teeth, and read Bible. Our story in our Bible was based out of Acts 1:1-11 and was titled: Jesus Says Good-Bye. It asked a question right off the back, Have you ever had to say good-bye to someone you love? My daughter responded, "mom, I don't think so, but you have. You had to say good-bye to your mom." My heart melted a little bit right there! Then she said, "Mom, your mom is in heaven with Jesus and I never got to meet Grandma Bette but it's OK." I feel blessed that even though my husband and both children have never met my amazing mom they know her by name and they love to hear stories about her. It is moments in normal routines that strike a new memory that will not be forgotten! Anyone have a memory they want to share?? I would love to hear them. :)
New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven
1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with[a] water, but in a few days you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit.”
6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”