05/23/2012

(Luke 24:50,51 NIV) “When he (Jesus) had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.  While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.”

Jesus is always blessing you!

What?  It doesn’t always feel that way?  The people at work give you a hard time.  You experience family problems.  You seem at times struggle to pay your bills every month.  Your friends at school can be really mean to you.  And maybe your health is failing. True, there are times when it doesn’t feel like Jesus is blessing us or even look like he is blessing us.

But, it is true!  He never stops blessing us!  When Jesus ascended to heaven, His hands remained up in blessing.  Why so?  Because Jesus wants you to know that He is always blessing you! But how can you know this for sure?

Because on those hands, upraised in blessing, are nail scars, the ultimate proof that God loves you and has forgiven you.  On those hands upraised in blessing is the 100% guarantee that Jesus loves you!  And if He loves you that much, to lay His life down for you, you can be assured that no matter what happens in this world, no matter what happens in your life, whether it be good or bad, Jesus will make sure it ends up being a blessing to you!  Why?  Because of those scars on his hands, feet, and side we know that Jesus is in heaven ruling all things for the good of His people!

Continually being blessed because of Jesus just like you,

Pastor Schumann

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