He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.

Acts 1:9 (NKJV)

What a lovely picture this conjures up, of the disciples straining their eyes to catch a last glimpse of their departing Saviour, as a cloud received him out of their sight. The last thing they saw was his nail-scarred feet, beautifully described in Douglas Woods’ hymn, His feet were pierced, the feet that trod the furthest shining star of God. Then he was hidden by a cloud. A column of cloud had guided God’s people through the wilderness and now another cloud received him as he returned to his Father’s side.
One day he will return to earth coming with the clouds (Rev.1:7). Wonderful!

Daily Reading: 1 Samuel 17:1-30