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Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 360

  1. “In a few days…” (Acts 1:5).

A few days…

The idea seems to fit a slower moving culture, doesn’t it. We seldom want to wait a few days for anything…and we seldom do. What can be done can always be done faster. The reasons we must wait on something seem fewer and fewer and money can usually solve them. To wait, especially if it feels unnecessary, is unacceptable for those who succeed. While Jesus promised the Holy Spirit, He also promised a wait. And for many, that wait feels unnecessary. Of course, Jesus himself is the Baptizer in this case, so He is the One who determines the duration of the wait and the necessity of a different timing to our request. He does tell us that our good Father wants to give His Spirit to His children, but there’s a wait. And its purpose is often found in hunger. Waiting on God has two possible results–either we grow in our passion to receive from Him as we wait or we abandon our pursuit in favor of shortcuts or other means to achieve our goals. Hunger is the only acceptable path and the only one that leads to the promise of the Spirit. So, a few days it must be.

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