Get to Work!
“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” Acts 1:11 NLT
It seems that even today there are many believers who are still staring into the heavens waiting on Jesus to come back. The angels were sent to redirect the attention of the apostles away from the fact that Jesus had left them. They clearly wanted the apostles to focus on doing the work of the kingdom until Jesus would return. All throughout the ministry of Jesus he would direct his apostles to work “while it was day” and to be found working in the fields when he returned.
Takeaway: let us not be distracted by anything but the work of the harvest.
Yes, we should anticipate the return of the Lord Jesus with great joy, but we should never forget that we were not meant to stare into the heavens but to keep our eyes focused on the harvest!