The Lord Worked With Them

May 9, 2018 - 8:00am
The Lord 1
Prayer Meditation for Ascension of the Lord


Put yourself into the place of a disciple in today’s gospel who is hearing these words from Jesus. Imagine that he is speaking them to you, and then you see him ascend into Heaven. What are the things that stir in your heart? Are you fearful, excited, anxious, despairing, joyful, etc.? Do you believe the words that he said? Do you trust that he will still be with you somehow?

Take the word that comes to mind and reflect on what it means to you personally. For example, the phrase “the Lord worked with them” might have stuck out to you. Ask yourself what this means in your own life. Is the Lord trying to assure you that he desires to work with you when he sends you out? Or perhaps reminding you that it was he working with you that accomplished things that you have already done in your life for his kingdom?



To live the Gospel we have to respond to the Great Commission from Jesus. This is the proposition he makes to every one of his disciples— follow me, go out to all the world and tell the Good News with me! This can seem terrifying, but in reality it is just more Good News. God not only wants to love us, he wants to love others through us. He wants to invite us to be intimately wrapped up in his plan for the salvation of souls.

Jesus presents us each with this Great Commission. What is your response?



Recent Posts

Fix This in Your Heart

Scripture Reflection for Trinity Sunday
May 24, 2018

H ave you ever felt a tug to do something out of the ordinary?

Maybe say something to someone you’ve never...Read more

Go and Make Disciples

Prayer Meditation for Trinity Sunday
May 24, 2018

On the mountaintop, Jesus commands his disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations.”

Imagine yourself receiving this command along with...Read more

Right Relationship

Scripture Reflections for Pentacost
May 17, 2018

F ire. It’s intense, beautiful, dangerous, overwhelming, warm, and all consuming.

Fire can be used to warm us on a cold...Read more

  • 1 of 173