John 17:1-11
Pastor David Taylor, Speaker
After the resurrection Jesus visited with his disciples on
several occasions. He taught them, he encouraged them, he
commissioned them to do a job. Then – on the day of his
ascension into heaven when they were anxiously asking him when
his kingdom would be established, when the next instalment of the
divine plan would take place, he tells them that it is not for
them to know the times or periods established by God – but that
they should go back to Jerusalem and wait,
– wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit,
– wait for the power they would need to witness to him there,
and in Judea and all of Samaria, and ultimately in all the
For many, waiting is a dreadful thing. Just ask any child.
But it doesn’t have to be like this.