The readings for the fifth Sunday of Easter are Acts 11:1-18, Rev. 21:1-7, and John 16:12-22.
Whether it be a gift or a full-out celebration we know will be given us, anticipating it is tough. We want what’s been promised us. As Christians, we long for the Lord Jesus, risen from the dead, to return to make everything new, even changing our mortal bodies to immortal. Like the disciples, we ask when or how long “a little while” will be. By His Spirit speaking through the Word, our Lord keeps us firm in His promise, for He will return to reveal His new creation for us.