Not Lonely

We had a full week of Lindsey, Haylee, and Braeden.
Though it was hectic at times and Haylee was sick most of the week, we really enjoyed all of them.
Saturday we took Lindsey to Tyler to meet Jeff and go back to her home in Dallas.
Linda and I returned home.
The house was empty; the house was quiet.
We had a nostalgic empty feeling.
I guess we’re preparing for church camp in a few weeks.
We will spend a week at Ark-La-Tex Family Camp at Daniel Springs with some Christian brothers and sisters that we consider family.
We look forward to talking with them, eating with them, praying with them, and praising with them.
At the end of the week we get back home on Friday; exhausted, sunburned, and reflective on the week.
We’ll look at the clock a dozen times and say, “We’d be eating supper right now” or “We’d be in the tabernacle right now.”
For a day or two we’ll feel lost and lonely.
Because of the love and friendship with have with the other campers, we look forward to going again next year.
Now imagine the disciples being around Jesus for 3 years, He dies and then He is risen.
He sticks around for 40 days and one day while speaking to them while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus , who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey.
Acts 1:9-13
Don’t you know they felt lonely; at least for 10 days then Jesus sent the One He promised as a Comforter; the Holy Spirit.
That same Holy Spirit gives me comfort too; from day to day, I have the ability to press on because of the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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