Blessings Without End

Silhouette illustration of the ascension of Jesus Christ

After the crucifixion and resurrection, more than 500 people witnessed the resurrected Messiah.

Jesus explained to His disciples that everything in the Scriptures was fulfilled in Him. He opened their minds, and they understood. “But stay here in the city (Jerusalem) until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven” (Luke 24:49).

“Then He led them to Bethany, and lifting up his hands to heaven, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven” (Luke 24:50-51). Jesus’ act of blessing has never stopped. He still blesses with unstoppable blessings. “You have endowed him with eternal blessings and given him the joy of your presence” (Psalms 21:6).

THINK ABOUT IT

God blessed Israel in the wilderness by giving them mana every day, and He warned them not to take more than the allotted amount. Many didn’t trust Him and gathered more. The extra they gathered rotted and maggots covered it. While Jesus was on earth, He fulfilled Scripture. He was Faithful and True. He was compassionate and just. “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).

PRAY ABOUT IT

Thank you, Lord, for your great love for us. Thank you for new mercies that come down from heaven every day. Help us to be aware of your presence and the daily blessings you provide. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Published by

Sue Loeffler

Author of more than two hundred articles, devotions and stories, my book, A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD, is a compilation of devotions from my visit to Israel. The Bible came alive to me, and I discovered I was not only walking in the Holy Lands; I was walking closer with God. I have taught Sunday school more than twenty years, mentored young women and volunteered as a hospital chaplain. Today I lead Women's Bible studies in my home, and I write two blogs--A Closer Walk With God-Devotions from a Journey Through the Holy Lands and Tell Me the Story-Building a Relationship with Jesus Through Bible Lessons and Prayer. Visit often and/or subscribe/follow.

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