Today is Ascension Day here in Switzerland, but most people just consider it a “bank holiday”, meaning the banks are closed and many people have the day off of work, but nobody seems to really care why. For those of us that follow Christ, we are so blessed to know that as Christ died and rose again, He also ascended to heaven to prepare for us a place and that someday we will be with Him forever! However, we don’t have to wait until we die to have a relationship with Jesus. This relationship starts the day we believe and receive His gospel message into our life and walk with Him. LIFT’s name has this truth “hidden” inside as we say that as Christians, we are Living In Forever Today, and walking with Jesus already on this side of heaven! Thank You God, Jesus and Holy Spirit as You are alive and well amongst us today and everyday, regardless of whether the banks are closed or not!
May we be your witnesses here in Zug, in Switzerland, in our homelands and to the ends of the earth!
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Shortly after saying this Jesus ascended to heaven!)
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.”
In His grip and grace,