Tuesday, May 31, 2011 – Easter 7, Year A
Acts 1:6-9 – So when they had come together, they asked [Jesus], “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the Kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.
We often say that Jesus instructed his disciples to preach, teach and heal. In this scripture, we see how extensive their ministry was expected to be. We have been faithfully answering this call at the Church Health Center (www.churchhealthcenter.org) since 1987. Through our participation in local, regional and national conferences, through Church Health Reader (www.chreader.org), and of course through the individual lives we touch here daily – through so many ways, we are striving to bring our message of hope and healing “…to the ends of the earth.”
Prayer: Almighty God, we have tried to be faithful to your call in our work. Thank you for the many blessings you have bestowed upon this ministry. AMEN.