The Acts of the Apostles (or Acts as it’s commonly called) begins by reminding us of Jesus’ activity during the 40 days after his resurrection and then of his ascension to heaven. The question that the disciples are left with is “Now What?” Jesus has given them their marching orders, but now they must carry on without his physical presence. It’s a daunting task and the future of God’s redeeming mission hinges on what happens next.
All of face “now what” moments in our life. Whether it’s in response to our new found faith, or something miraculous that has happened in our life, or a profound pain that we have experienced, we often find ourselves asking the question “now what?” What are the next steps in this new life I have experienced in Christ? What does it mean to authentically live out my faith? How can God ever redeem this? The book of Acts reminds us afresh of God’s never-ending work in our lives that gives us the power and the strength to move boldly into God’s future.