Worshiping and Serving Christ with Unanswered Questions
Jun 07, 2010 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments
“So when they met together, they asked him, ‘Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?’” - Acts 1:6
The question was not a question of an individual, it was a group question: “When they had come together they asked Him…” If you’re a teacher, and the whole class asked you a question that represents the feeling and perplexity of a nation, you would take it seriously. To understand the disciples’ question we need to comprehend the historical context of the Jews and listen to their question with empathy.
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The question of the disciples has to do with a common hope. The question is loaded with deep sadness, religious sorrow, intense earnestness, hunger for freedom, emancipation from economic depravity, and the pain of years of suffering and humiliation. It was a national security and individual well-being question. Without getting a clear and affirmative answer, they still determined to serve their savior. To grasp the impact of their work, read the book of Acts and Christian history. You and I are only a few of the beneficiaries of their obedience. Are you waiting for a blue print of your life from the Lord, an answer for your questions, or will you serve him even in the midst of uncertainty?