Yesterday was Ascension Day. For 40 days after he rose from the dead, Jesus walked this earth. And then, right before their eyes, Jesus was taken up into heaven. The disciples, and we too, may feel short-changed by this development. Why couldn't Jesus just stay with us here on terra firma?
He couldn't stay because he had work to do. He does not sit idly at the Father's side in heaven. Rather, he is working hard on our behalf. In heaven Jesus pleads our case, prepares a place, and equips us for the race.
Hear more this Sunday evening, June 1, at 6:00 pm. Our morning service is led by Rev Breedveld while I am on retreat with our grade 7 and 8 students.