Waiting is one of the hardest things to do. We often sense that answers to our prayers are delayed, or that God isn't answering these prayers. We are tempted to believe that God is not working during these times when we must wait. But nothing is farther from the truth.
In the opening verses of the Book of Acts, Jesus bid farewell to the Apostles. Before ascending into heaven before their eyes, "He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised" (Acts 1:4 NASB). This was the promised Holy Spirit who would empower the apostles for the ministry for which the Lord had prepared them.
It was during this time of waiting that the Lord continued to prepare the apostles for what lie ahead. And it is during this time that we see an example of what the church is to be.
Thank you for listening as we continue this study through the book of Acts. May you be blessed through God's Word.