The Jesus they thought was dead, had been raised, but is taken from them again…
But not before he leaves his followers with the task of completing what he began – restoring the kingdom of God to the ends of the earth. Jesus wouldn’t leave them alone on this overwhelming task, he shows he is ruling when he is taken up to heaven on a cloud and tells them they will receive real power when the Holy Spirit comes.
How should we live knowing that Jesus is risen, reigning and returning?
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, like Jesus’ first followers, we are to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth.