Acts 1:4 “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about…

There is something valuable about learning to stay where you are and wait. God will do things that you might miss if you leave. Moving would come later for many of the tribe of Jesus. But before being sent or being forced to move, they had to learn how to settle in and wait.

Jesus had spoken of the Father giving them a gift. In the same teaching about the Lord’s Prayer he indicated that God wanted to impart the Holy Spirit to them.

Luke 11:
11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

If we are to receive gifts, we need to ask and we need to wait patiently for their giving.