Ephesians 1:19-20, “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms.” (NLT)
The Beatle’s hit “Here Comes The Sun” is arguably the best rock-n-roll song of all time. Numerous critics have given it the number one spot on their lists of “The 100 Greatest Hits”. Within the lyrics it says, “Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting. Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear. Here comes the sun…” 2,000 years ago, John the Baptist watched Jesus approach the Jordan River and he too declared, “Here comes the Son”. Then God Himself confirmed the Savior’s identity audibly from heaven. Our Lord Jesus stepped down through time and space to melt our hardened hearts and to help us see clearly through the lens of Scripture.
In yesterday’s devotional, we discussed God’s Almighty Power and its impact on our lives as we strive to attain God’s wisdom and live it out. And we talked about our ability to tap into the supernatural resurrection power that brought Christ up from the grave. Well, not only do we have His resurrection power, we also share in the same ascension power that seated Jesus at the right hand of His Father in heaven. The Son came, the Son ascended, and the Son forever reigns at the ultimate position of authority. When Christ is the epicenter of our lives our confidence abounds. We know that in every situation or circumstance—from the uttermost to the guttermost—God has us where we are for His divine purpose. And without a doubt, like the Son, we too will someday ascend to our Father in heaven.
Thank God for life, eternity, and His unmerited grace. And praise His name expressing your love and appreciation for all that He is and all that He has done.
Enlighten the eyes of your heart to God’s glorious display of power by reading the account of Christ’s death in Matthew 27:45-56, His resurrection in Matthew 28:1-10, and His ascension in Acts 1:1-11. Absorb it and read it again out loud.