Keep watch. It’s my daily job description. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But with way to much on my to do list, “keeping watch” gets lost in the shuffle. I have to be mindful. Mindful that Jesus is present. Mindful that His Holy Spirit is at work…speaking, counseling, acting. Nobody talks more than the Holy Spirit. No one acts with greater power. But am I watching? Listening? I will blow right past the invisible world of the Spirit if I am not keeping watch.
In the book of Acts, Luke reminds me to keep watching, especially for Jesus’s return to earth. After His resurrection and ascension back up to heaven, two angels appeared to the watching disciples. The angels said this:
Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven. (Acts 1:11)