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.
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.