May 16
The Ascension of the Lord

Proclaim the Gospel

Acts 1: 1-11 / Eph 1: 17-23 / Mk 16: 15-20

Today we remember Jesus’ glorious return to His Heavenly Kingdom. The disciples, who were likely feeling just a bit dazed and confused, were entrusted with a new task: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” Obviously, this would have been a tremendous task for a handful of men; however, each time they shared the story, they built momentum. They may not have had a clear picture of the work they were undertaking, but they stepped out in faith and trusted God to lead the way. In baptism, you were called into this very same work. You, too, are asked to proclaim the gospel — at home, at work, at ball games — the world is your mission field!! Let the Lord work through you just as he did those first disciples!

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