"They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them." (Acts 1:10)
How do you look for something? How often are you looking for something? I know I can be looking for my cell phone at regular intervals. If I haven't put it "back" in my pocket, because I have set it down, I have to look for it -- usually rather "intently." Then there are the things I have put away in a "safe place." I'm sure they are "safe" I just have to find the place I put them! Then, with schedules still going crazy, things changing every day (sometimes several times in one day) and trying to 'keep up' we can also be looking for calm, quiet time - again rather "intently."
The Disciples had also gone through a lot of changes rather quickly. They were now watching their Leader, Teacher, Friend return to heaven. So, yes, I can imagine they were watching "intently." We also know, from the Gospels, the Disciples were waiting on what Jesus had promised "I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven." (Luke 24:49 NLT) So it was a "hurry up and wait" kind of looking mixed into the changes happening. No wonder they were looking "intently"!
So.......what are we looking for? Are we looking to follow where God is leading? Are we looking for time to take care of ourselves? Can we look "intently" to God? Something to think about........
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