Here is a journal entry from one of my mother and son devotional times with Tim when he was six years old. I thought it was an appropriate one to share after celebrating Easter this week.
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “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 1:9-11 (NIV)
Timmy: Mommy, when will Jesus come back?
Mommy: I don’t know, but He is coming back someday.
Timmy: Well, I’m going to keep looking in the clouds.
Mommy: Yes, and I will too.
Timmy’s commitment to watch the clouds is a reminder that we need to live our lives with a hope that says, “My Savior is coming.” It is a wonderful anticipation that can motivate us to pray more, to rejoice and to keep living godly lives. In spite of our circumstances we need to remember to go outside from time to time and watch those clouds. So join Timmy and me as we are now cloud-watchers waiting for the Savior to return.