Sunday, 8 May 2016

MISSED

Then He led them out of the city as far as Bethany, where He raised His hands and blessed them. As He was blessing them, He departed from them and was taken up into Heaven. Luke 24:50.

After saying this, He was taken up to Heaven as they watched Him, and a cloud hid Him from their sight. They still had their eyes fixed on the sky as He went away, when two men dressed in white suddenly stood beside them and said, “Galileans, why are you standing there looking up at the sky? This Jesus, who was taken from you into Heaven, will come back in the same way that you saw Him go to Heaven.” Acts 1:9.

A few days after the Resurrection Jesus was raised to Heaven in full sight of His disciples.

Can you imagine how they must have felt?

They’d been with Him for three years or so. Saw Him preach and heal the sick. Witnessed His arrest, death and Resurrection. And now … He was gone.

They must have missed Him very badly as they walked back to their homes. Confusion, fear and doubts must have crossed their minds several times.

He is gone … and He is missed.

Missing somebody is a sign that their presence had an influence on your life, your well-being and your happiness.

Their absence now has created a void in your life. An emptiness, and a longing to be with them once again.

We’ve all missed someone at one time or another in our lives. It is usually someone who has been kind to us.

Are we ever missed when we are no longer there? Have we done something nice to someone who will remember us and miss our presence in their lives?

6 comments:

  1. I ask myself the same question, Victor. What will I be remembered for? Will I be missed? I don't always like the answer, but I continue to try and make a difference in the lives of those placed in my path.
    Blessings, Friend

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    1. I am certain you will be remembered and certainly very missed, Lulu. Look at it this way, you are very missed on the one day, every now and then, when you do not post on your Blog. You are most certainly very much loved and cherished by your family and your many friends.

      God bless.

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  2. Hi Victor! I've been a little weepy today, missing my mother. It's Mother's Day here in the USA, so I visited her and left a rose at her grave. She doesn't have to worry, she's remembered!

    I wondered if I would be missed too, as I wandered the cemetery. I think I decided I shouldn't worry about that. Just do my best to love and reach out. (I know for certain that my sisters will miss me, we are very close.)
    Happy Ascension Day!
    Ceil

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    1. Praying for you and your mother, Ceil.

      We all wonder about our mortality from time to time, and perhaps ask how, or if, we will be remembered. That's natural. What is important, however, is that we continue to do the best we can in every situation. We will not get it always right. We will fail often. But at least we will try to do our best for those around us. In time, they will understand and appreciate our ways of doing things.

      I know I miss my parents often; and feel sad that they are not here to see how we've progressed. But I guess they see us all from above.

      God bless you and yours. Happy Mothers' Day.

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  3. Victor, I think about this often. In order to try to understand what the Apostles went through, I imagine if a loved one of mine was to disappear forever. The closer that person I imagine is to me, the more I feel imagine what they felt. Then I tell myself it must have been 100x as hard, since we're talking about Jesus. Thanks for sharing this with us. God bless you!

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    1. That's true, Michael. In the apostles' case, they also missed Him more because, having lived with Him and seen His miracles, they were now confused as to what happens next. It wasn't until Pentecost when they received the Holy Spirit that they understood.

      God bless you, Michael.

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