Posts Tagged ‘Appointing a new apostle’

Acts 1:12-26 Becoming Twelve Again

They let God lead the way

We join the disciples right after Jesus’ leaves them. They heed the men in white and head back down the mountain. Jesus instructed them to stay in Jerusalem until they received the Holy Spirit so they head back to the room they spent their last night together in. The “upper room.” Here they will wait for Jesus’ promise.

I find it very ironic that the very thing Jesus asked Peter, James and John to do in the garden with Him is what they are clinging to while waiting for His promise. “All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer” (verse 14). There were about 120 people in this group praying day in and day out. Jesus’ closest disciples couldn’t stay awake and pray one hour that night but now they are praying for days on end. Read more »