Don’t Be A Clock Watcher!

And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive ppower, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. (Acts 1:7-11)
Have you ever found yourself watching the clock? It is easy to fall into the trap of simply waiting for quitting time, especially on a Friday afternoon after a long work-week. Watching that second hand as it moves slowly around the clock, just waiting for that 5:00 whistle so we can make a mad dash for the car and get home to enjoy a weekend at home with friends and family. Is there still work to do? Yes – but we would rather just go home! Of course, that is until the boss walks in…then everyone starts getting busy. After all, we don’t get paid to watch the clock!
When Jesus was about to ascend up to heaven He gave His disciples a job to do. They were to go and spread the Gospel throughout the world. Then after He gave them their assignment, Jesus was taken up into heaven as they watched…and watched…and watched. We don’t know how long they stood their, but they were so engrossed in looking up into heaven that they were surprised when two angels appeared amongst them. They were reminded of a very important fact – Jesus is coming back…and they had work to do.
This happened almost 2000 years ago, and the message is still the same. Jesus is coming back…and there is still work to do. I don’t know about you, but when Jesus comes back, I don’t want Him to find me watching the clock. I want Jesus to find me busy doing His will and spreading the Gospel! Yes we should look forward to heaven, and love the fact that He is coming back for us, but we aren’t saved just to sit and wait for heaven! There are still people who haven’t heard the Good News of Christ and we are to keep spreading that message until the day He Comes!
Today as we ReFocus our hearts and minds on Christ, lets get our eyes off the skies and onto the fields that are white unto harvest. May Christ return and find us working!