Hail the day that sees him rise! It’s Ascension! There have been three historical festivals in the Christian church. Christmas is the birth of the King. Easter is the resurrection of the King. Ascension is the coronation of the King. Come this Sunday and celebrate the victory of our God!
How can there be new life if Jesus isn’t with us? The truth is that even though he has ascended into heaven that doesn’t mean that we are left alone. He promised to send us his Spirit and where ever we gather in his name – there he is! He is with us even though he is in heaven.
It’s Ascension! Jesus our King took his throne in glory at the Right Hand of the Father. He may have gone into heaven, but he has not left us alone. He is with us until the very end of the age!
Ascension may see to be a curious church holiday. Why would the church celebrate Jesus’ physical presence leaving the planet?! How does that help? Wouldn’t life be better with Jesus roaming the planet stopping wars and curing disease? Watch and see how even though Jesus is gone, we are not alone.