Grace, Mercy, and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
If you have been at Providence for at least a year, you are beginning to see the progression of our calendar. Jesus, the Resurrected Lord is beginning to make Himself known to His disciples. The disciples are planning a strategy to proclaim the Name of their Risen Savior to the nations. They were left as orphans when He died, but now they renewed hope in His resurrection. But as Spurgeon once said, “man makes plans, but God has a plan of His own.” And the divine plan was for Jesus to rule from heaven, while the Spirit would indwell man on earth. The divine plan was for the disciples to receive power from on high; power that falls like fire; Spirit-sent fire.
As we come to the end of the Easter Season, we are approaching the Season of Pentecost; the day when God’s people were filled with strength and might to conquer the Nations. We need Easter to begin the work, but we need Pentecost to take that work to all the nations of the earth. This is our cycle. First, resurrection. Then, conquest.
Let us pray: We thank you, O Father, that you have promised your Son that all the nations of the earth will be His. We look to that day when nations submit to the authority of the Only True King of all creation, King Jesus, in whose Name we pray. Amen.