Re:Verse reading–Acts 1:1-14 (day three)
“Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” Yes, powers will rise and fall, cultures will conquer and get conquered, and nations will go from ruler to ruled. But Jesus invites the disciples out of obsessing over a geopolitical conundrum and into occupying an eternal kingdom. This is invitation done perfectly. It doesn’t squash peoples’ interest in matters at hand and try to sell them a bigger idea. Jesus’s invitation just says, “Yeah, some questions will work your soul to death. Or we can use our energy in a way that will make those questions seem too small. Ready to get to it?” We can build a workaround for our current circumstances, or we can rethink our future, but we can’t do both. What if a church put that invitation in front of people?