Today, 40 days after Jesus’ resurrection, is when Jesus ascended into heaven. Luke records in Acts 1v9, “After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
11 men saw Jesus go. All men (and women) will see him return. In the meantime, we are to prepare to meet with Jesus. What is Jesus wanting to see when he returns? What will he find? How will it be for society as a whole? How will it be for me? What impact will I have had on what Jesus finds? This is serious business that demands full attention – hence Jesus said “Keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come,” Matthew 24v42.
By the Saviour’s grace, may we be found ready for our Lord, and encourage many others to be ready too,
With love and blessing,