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Sharing Our Faith Together

Lord of All the Universe

by Rev Greg Obong-Oshotse 22 May 2020

Read Acts 1:1-11​

Acts 1:11B

“This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Famous scientist Isaac Newton (1642-1727) gave us the laws of gravity. He is said to have been sitting beneath an apple tree at his family home of Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, when a falling apple triggered the thought. We see the laws of gravity at work every day. We have built aircraft that can defy gravity because we understand it. As we remember Ascension Day (yesterday), we note that Christ did the impossible when, against the laws of gravity and without any help from modern technology which was then non-existent, He rose into the air and all the way back into heaven. Our text says He will return someday in just the same way. No power can prevent, and no law can stop, His Second Coming. It’s inspiring to know that Christ our Lord is Lord of all the universe and all His creation subject to Him. If He wants to ascend into the heavens, gravity simply gives way. If he wants to descend from the heavens, gravity must also give way so He descends at His own pace. We serve a God who is King of all and fully Omnipotent.

Prayer

Dear Father help us to rejoice in Your absolute power as we look forward to Your Son’s Second Coming in Christ’s name,

Amen

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